Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Mubarak and Parenting

I feel for Mubarak
In a way that I never would have felt
For a dictator
Before I had children
I haven’t yet sent one of my children
To stone the other
But I understand
What the burden of
Can force you to do
I’ve forced my son kicking and screaming into his car seat
I’ve lied to my daughter and
Eaten her candy and
I’ve resigned
To quite a bit
I feel for Mubarak as
A young day laborer
Feels for an old time NFL player
Who hobbles around on a cane and
Is addicted to pain medication
I’m frighteningly familiar with his pain

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