Posted by CODEPINK Staff
Years ago on at Whistler Mountain run
Exhausted at the end of day from the altitude and sun
I fell with arms outstretched and experienced a terrible jolt
Dislocating my shoulder- the pain like a lightning bolt.
The pain was in truth beyond excruciating
And in truth totally debilitating
Being trained I swiftly popped it back into place
And continued down hill a few yards at a pace.
But caught a ski edge and crashed again—the searing pain beyond belief-
Fortunately quickly reduced with instant relief
But as I rose on my ski poles to be on my way
It popped out again—that was all I could take
So after reducing the shoulder for the third time
In three minutes I removed the skis
And laboriously in the deep snow trudged
Down the slopes to the beckoning lodge
So at the same time Obama is pledging undying devotion
To Netanyahu and the Israeli nation
We learn of CodePink’s Medea Benjamin’s deportation
Following her overnight Cairo Airport incarceration
And after being manhandled by “five scary guys” she said
Who pushed her to the ground and cuffed her so tight she bled
Then trounced her, broke her arm and her shoulder dislocated
Then whisked her to a Turkish Airliner that reluctantly waited.
So with her pain I totally empathize
Its contemplation brings tears to my eyes
To think of this non-violent peace loving harmless person
Being mistreated treated so brutally is beyond comprehension
But in a sense this demonstrates the power of CodePink
For petite Medea must be considered a threat to the system I think
Who was it that ordered these five massive brutes to attack--
Like a howling wolf pack stomping on her back?
The Square captured Egyptians dramatically
In their heart- wrenching struggle for liberty
And for a government of dignity.
Serving all the people with inclusivity
It documents the overthrow of a tyrant that was hated
And the subsequent exchange of one oppressor for another
But in the end true to recent history
Power resided in the military—no mystery.
The real betrayal of the Egyptian people is by the US
Who supported Mubarak over thirty years of duress?
Who rendered persons there for torture?
And Medea too was herself brutally tortured
Our oxymoronic nobel-prize winning president we see
Still supports the Egyptian military
For on military dictators we seem to insist
On supplying them used armaments-- we just can’t resist.
And the commander (and assassin) in chief is willing
And even admits he has a knack for killing
And considering his NSA has wire-tapped the whole world in deed
It must be known who did this dastardly deed.
And now I should point out on my own
Medea has fought for peace and opposed the drones
And pointed out the administrations lies
Does not Medea and CodePink deserve the Nobel prize?
HP Charman MD 3-4-2014