Talk to me
Write a word
on a paper or on the very table.
on the floor or on the sky.
Write a word on a wall.
open someone's mind
and drop it in there
like a seed.
and they'll heed.
A. T. B. © 2011
شيء عن السعادة
ْكذبوا , ان السعادةْ
كتبت : ان السماء
أمطرت في ليلة الأمس ضفادع
يا صديقي , سرقوا منك السعادة
في حبال الكلمات
ليقولوا عنك : مت
ليبيعوك مكاناً في السماء
آه ما جدوى البكاء
أنا خجلانُ محمد
سرقت منا السعادةْ
و أنا رغم العذاب
في طريق الشمس سائرْ
زرعوا الليل خناجر
ان سقف الليل ينهار عليهم
و حذارِ أن تخون
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Category Archives: Individual Freedom
Before he uttered a word, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane, the new Moroccan Prime Minister, was made to understand he will be challenged. As he stood before the lectern to address Morocco’s bicameral Parliament, parliamentarian women stood up holding printed slogans expressing … Continue reading
On Wednesday, the FBI arrested Rezwan Ferdaus, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen from Ashland, west of Boston, on terrorism charges. The arrest came as a result of an undercover operation conducted by FBI agents posing as al-Qaeida terrorists. They provided Ferdaus … Continue reading
The confident and fantastically positive promulgations of the government’s official spokesperson, Khalid Naciri, who seems to have forgotten his moment of ignominy, that the revolution of the people AND the king – as he termed it – is on the … Continue reading
Moroccans have grown impervious to their leadership’s dictatorial hubris. They have come to realize that the internet is an intractable shield that has stripped our Machiavellian leaders off of their protective invisibility cloak and rendered their political dogmatism impotent. They … Continue reading
It would be unjust to overlook Morocco’s outstanding progress in the past decade. The numbers the government spews out on a regular basis in its reports, mostly considered overblown by observers and analysts, aside, the face of the country has … Continue reading
I was reading Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) for my daily dose of indoctrination, my mind unfocused on reality, when I came across an interestingly ironic piece of information. It jolted me the way you would be if your butt were griped … Continue reading
In the first week of 2010, Morocco has witnessed two momentous events that will undoubtedly set the tone for the rest of the year. They are harbingers of a positive institutional shift toward apolitical social development and equity. Or are … Continue reading
To read the urgent rallying cries in the slogan riddled open letters and petitions circulated by some Moroccan associations in the U.S. against the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights for its support of Aminatou Haider, to … Continue reading
Even as Morocco’s Minister of Foreign affairs Taieb Fassi-Fihri, during his meetings in Marrakesh with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton within the framework of the Forum for the Future, continues to tout, in his usual saccharine tone, the … Continue reading
In an already bifurcated country, The November issue of Femmes du Maroc – Women of Morocco, a Moroccan magazine that caters to the interests of Moroccan women with a panoply of feminine subjects is bound to turn into lascivious fodder … Continue reading
If you want to find journalists, human rights activists, and bloggers that speak their mind in Morocco today, look first in the government’s prisons. Then, check the holding pens of the country’s judicial system. You will find them clustered in groups … Continue reading
I resisted commenting on the arrest of the six members of the e-group “Alternative movement for individual freedoms,” known as “MALI,” who crash-landed on reality and caused much of a bedlam in Morocco recently when they decided to eat publically … Continue reading