Youths! The Sacred Moment
national sacred spirit is expecting us all
The whole people are counting on us each hour withal (*)
Wael Ghonim (**) solemnly stated his decision to steady:
die for democracy and liberty, I am ready!”
peoples of Tunisia, Egypt together shouted in bliss:
dictatorship, one-party government, injustice!”
youths! you brothers, and you sisters,
waiting, not to courageously rise up like twisters?
well the struggling against the communist mar,
precious lessons in the dissolution of the USSR.
Berlin Wall only in one night collapsed;
demonstrators after one month Ben Ali fled the traps;
revolted and a glorious victory could achieve
Mubarack just after eighteen days to upheave.
Jasmine Revolution succeeded itself to fulfill:
tyrannical powers survive the peoples’ will?
youths, do not look down your origin to forget,
motherland has called you speechlessly in fret.
you seen, huh, how many igloos of dynamite
below the bed of the brutal system, the blight:
misappropriation, murder in cold blood,
islands, Central Plateau Bauxite! Dud!
let out, territorial areas yielded to Chinese
corner Vietnamese economy, servility to please.
authorities’ infinite dishonesty and greed,
of poor folks’ deficiency in minimum need.”
ancestors’ examples are radient, courageous, stout;
youths! Our sacred moment has come to start out!
us unanimously unite efforts to save our native land
previous Yen Bay youths, aggressors to withstand.
Translation by THANH-THANH
the song “Health for Country”
Wael Ghonim is a
young engineer who started the struggle for
and democracy in Cairo, Egypt.