Remember Once In Libya

by Rick Gunderman

Remember once in Libya
It wasn’t long ago
There was a Jamahiriya
A state built from below

Remember once in Libya
A great idea did rule
But media spin did twist the truth
And made us into fools

Remember once in Libya
Health care was a right
Education was for all to have
And streets lit up at night

Remember once in Libya
Before the NTC
The people’s lives were paramount
They had democracy

Remember once in Libya
A noble soul did reign
He stepped aside in ‘79
From power he’d abstain

Remember once in Libya
The Brother Leader said
“Women, like men, are human beings”
Now their rights are torn to shreds

Remember once in Libya
It was safe to have dark skin
Now lynched and disenfranchised
They’re enemies within

Remember once in Libya
Before the NATO bombs
Now Bani Walid and Sirte
Are today’s Vietnams

Remember once in Libya
When Muammar was alive
The oil wealth fed everyone
Now they struggle to survive

Remember once in Libya
The people knew what’s good
And now resistance carries on
Let this be understood

Remember yesterday’s Libya
Remember what was lost
Remember al Jazeera’s lies
Remember what it cost

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