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crushing pyramids
by Tarek Ali Hassan
Friday, September 09, 2005
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Automatic slavery to custom stealthilly steals away the creativity/life of the human soul while we admire and revere our very destroyers.

Oils on cardboard 54X80 cm.

Painting by Tarek Ali Hassan

The crushing pyramids

As the ten ton pyramids -of custom- crushed the living flesh

There emerged the brown drops of naked loveliness crying for help

Help me fast! my end is nigh

My end is the hesitation, the indifference

the lying indifference of frightened men and women


but all pleas were hidden

all cries forbidden

all blood-letting indulged and denied

all delusions fortified

and when all had died still and cold

the pyramids were revered thanked and glorified

Mozart and Osiris
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Reviewed by Nasra Al Adawi 9/11/2008
The story of the people long gone forgotten ..I salute you inspirational writing
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 7/28/2006
als..the truth..just as it is!

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/10/2005
Excellent!! I felt much the same way in Rome. Marble was beautiful, but I saw blood. Thousands dying for statues and 'paintings' actually made from bits of tile had to be placed individually. Most of the statues seemed to me to be of the Mine's-bigger-than-yours
variety. As for the Colosseum, brrrrrr. Thank you for the reminder that millions are still enslaved. 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Aberjhani 10/7/2005
A telling and chilling parable of the too-often blind impulse to obey custom and ritual with too little consideration for the consequences. Your words speak to the core of fatal human failings while wisely indicating the possibility to avoid the same. CRUSHING PYRAMIDS is intensely brilliant and courageously profound.
Reviewed by jude forese 10/1/2005
yes ...slavery to custom precludes the creative expression of the free spirit ...

outstanding poem ... your imagery is steadfast and enlightened ...
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/29/2005
Tarek...My dear friend...welcome back...welcome back...Its great to have you here yet again after a long hiatus...Now AD is full beacause of you...."The crushing pyramids" is a great poetic offering my friend....I salute this write of usual it goes into my library....Love n luck....BHUWAN!!!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/10/2005
This is awe-inspiring, Tarek. Thank you for sharing this poetic offering. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/10/2005
Well penned Sir!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 9/9/2005
Very poignant write
The weight of the "pyramids" is still crushing the life of the egyptians until they find a way out
How can we glorify a symbol of salavery and death?
It's the egyptian spirit that is still alive is the glorified one
Bless you, poet
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/9/2005

If we don't take the sword of Justice to cut the tongues of
indifference, more flesh will be ground in the "crushing pyramids".

The echoes of the call of Justice are multiplying in
through the "crushing pyramids".

I salute You Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 9/9/2005
Very good to see you posting. It has been way too long my friend. I hope you are well. Very poignant commentary and beautiful artwork. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 9/9/2005
This is very interesting and thought provoking. Makes me think about all the slaves building those pyramids for the rich. Great poem.
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