Saturday, 23 August 2008

New Dawn?

I have been really busy lately. Mainly becuase I have been really really sick the past couple of months, so going back to 'normal' life means, catchin up on it!

Anyway, I'm feeling good! for some reason it made me think of Maya Angelou and her famous poem that goes like "A rock, a river a tree" she recited it at a presidential inaugration. Here's part of it (more like the ending)

Lift up your faces, you have a piercing needFor this bright morning dawning for you.
History, despite its wrenching pain,Cannot be unlived, and if facedWith courage, need not be lived again.
Lift up your eyes uponThe day breaking for you.
Give birth againTo the dream.
Women, children, men,Take it into the palms of your hands.
Mold it into the shape of your mostPrivate need. Sculpt it intoThe image of your most public self.Lift up your heartsEach new hour holds new chancesFor new beginnings.

Do not be wedded foreverTo fear, yoked eternallyTo brutishness.
The horizon leans forward,Offering you space to place new steps of change.Here, on the pulse of this fine dayYou may have the courageTo look up and out upon me, theRock, the River, the Tree, your country.
No less to Midas than the mendicant.
No less to you now than the mastodon then.
Here on the pulse of this new dayYou may have the grace to look up and outAnd into your sister's eyes, intoYour brother's face, your countryAnd say simplyVery simplyWith hopeGood morning.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

So what else is new?

"Qur’an Teacher Accused Of Child Abuse in the Maldives", my first thought was, well, what else is new?

People in power abusing the Maldivian children has almost become a norm now. Yeah, there are the few people who make a few noise when the case is initially known. I just wonder how many people follow through a case? Is it that Maldivian memory is so short lived that people forget that easily? or are we in denial or better yet, people are forgiving (not likely!).

This is a serious issue, the legal system needs to be more consistent and take these crimes more seriously (I don't mean to say, get your pitchforks and go on a witch hunt). I simply mean to say, do justice by the victims, don't victimise them anymore.

I should stop right there and not go into the whole, mudhinbe's and edhurubey's are saintly bid. Also not go into, how you shouldn't cross your Quran teacher no matter what. For that matter, also not question your tuition teacher. ( I wonder how many children Naseem sir is tutoring these days! - oh yeah I hear he is back teaching)

For the love of GOD! what is wrong with us? why do we keep putting up these child molesters and abusers? bloody hell, why the heck am I spending time writing this blog, without getting out there and doing something about it...

ok my rants done ........ for now