Monday, September 23, 2013

The Role of News

So now there's al-Shabab,
In Arabic, The Youth,
Militants who practice Sharia law,
For Somalia's good,

Formed to keep out Ethiopian troops,
Helping the government,
That replaced the old Islamist leader,
Ex-President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

There are many stories like this around,
Waiting to hit headlines,
Lots of women stoned and crowded malls blown,
Aid denied all the time.

So now we know,
Our brains put aside space,
To acknowledge injustice in foreign lands,
Until another headline takes its place.

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