The diary of a Saudi man, currently living in the United Kingdom, where the Religious Police no longer trouble him for the moment.

In Memory of the lives of 15 Makkah Schoolgirls, lost when their school burnt down on Monday, 11th March, 2002. The Religious Police would not allow them to leave the building, nor allow the Firemen to enter.

Friday, November 11, 2005

One year on - In Memoriam 

So. Farewell then
Yasser Arafat
Leader of the Palestinians.

But where did you lead them?

Did you really write
"Eyeless in Gaza"
as ironic comment on your lack of vision,
or was that someone else?

Snatching Intifada
out of the jaws of Peace
I always thought you corrupt and self-serving.

But, then again,
Keith's mum thought your beard was nice.

So someone liked you.

(With apologies to E.J Thribb (17), poet and obituarist of "Private Eye")

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