The Real America

| July 17, 2010 | 1 Comment
Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze,_MMA-NYC,_1851

Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutze.

There is a fable of a day, of a time so far away.
Of a place now decayed,
where gallant knights fought to create
the place we now call the United States.

No fatal force nor tyranny could call to question with brevity
the valor these men had – now an antiquity.
No cries of treason, traitor or terrorist could deter these men from their wish.

Were they a hallucination or our memories, or did these men really exist?

Now in ruins of the ideal, these men could not have fathomed this true hyperbole.
From the catacombs rises a new catatonia.
From the vessel of Adam, the light of a new Eden, dimmed into a despotic state.
With words of fey, the people are feigned.
When will the kingdom come for a future state?
For the zealot hounds hound the gails, turning this world into a nuclear gale.
And rot the world it will, till we heirs exile the exalted of today,
and rid ourselves of this helot state.

 

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Shireen Qudosi is a Top 10 North American Muslim Reformer. She founded Qudosi Chronicles shortly after 9-11 when she noticed a widespread failure in honest conversations about Islam. Since it’s launch, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that has helped spark Muslim reform. Shireen is half Pakistani, half Afghan and a Sufi American Muslim who feels strongly that Islam is fated for an evolutionary leap in consciousness. And that leap is necessary in order for a global world of people to take the next collective step in advancing human dignity and excellence.

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