The Revolution Hasn't Failed Us Yet (Live from Tahrir Square)

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Tahrir Square Egypt Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution. While there is a popular narrative in the Arab world that the Arab Spring and the Egyptian Revolution was a failure, there are still those who remain determined to seek change.

Through extensive research and watching documentaries regarding the wave of protests which took place across the MENA region, and in Tahrir Square, it came to my attention that many of the youth of still have hope that a change will take place some day.

While there is a popular narrative in the Arab world that the Arab Spring and the Egyptian Revolution was a failure, there are still those who remain determined to seek change.

In short, this poem is about not giving up the fight for freedom. My inspiration for writing this poem stems from the great, late Egyptian poet, Ahmed Fouad Negm. Neghm was know for his inspirational patriotic and revolutionary poetry.

Tahrir Square

The Revolution Hasn't Failed Us Yet (Live from Tahrir Square)

Break of dawn New dreams Alive with possibilities

Above the public squares Drums of revolution echo through the air Chanting slogans loudly and in unison

Tahrir Square Egyptian Revolution

Rebel songs Vivid memories of sacrifices and victories Confidence in the past gives us the courage to look forward to the future

Drums of revolution echo through the air, Chanting slogans loudly and in unison

Our light, and hope and joy once more The Revolution hasn't failed us yet