A long, long time ago,
Nomads hunt and gather
On the fertile plains of river Nile
12,000 B.C., grain, they grew
With simple tools; herd cattle, too
But Global Warming struck; their land, defile
8,000 B. C.: Climate changing
North Africa, land, rearranging
By 2k, new era
Land dried up; formed Sahara
A treed savanna, once, provide
But the grazing grass, it slowly died
So close to Nile, must abide
Live by - the river's side
That's why, ply: build their cities nearby
Gettin' water when they oughter, and it rarely ran dry
Those Egyptian guys were makin'' history fly
So, let's jump ahead: Sadat riding high
Soldier's bullet made Sadat die
Mubarak, a goodly shove
As he took the place: Sadat, above
Each election, easy, go
Do you believe the votes, he stole?
A new trick? No, it's rather ol'
Can't impeach him; not a chance, oh, no
The Egyptians lost their love for him
'Cause of hard-line stance, things lookin' grim
Their civil rights, they lose
Used "emergen-cy" as excuse
While from corruption, made a pretty buck
Unemployed Egyptians had no food, no luck
But breakthrough: one day, back, they struck
A day of protests. wide
They started singin'
"Bye, bye, Hos' Mubarak: Hell, fry"
Took a chance, but they were dancin'; Hosni: glancin', poor guy!
Does he dare destroy in sight of "eye in the sky"?
He's thinkin', "Must be some way I can get by"
"Better come up with a good lie"
For three decades, it's been him alone
And no one dares challenge for his throne
But that's just how it used to be
One contester ran, but the vote machine
Was a joke. Mubarak ran the scene
Seems the "choice": the same chicaner-y
Dr. Ayman Nour said "process: flaw"
Mubarak crowed: "Nour broke the law"
The courtroom, soon adjourned
Stiff verdict was returned
Nour was sentenced: labor, five years, hard
A "forger" locked in prison yard
In Egypt, was all free speech barred
That day, the blues, they cried
They were thinkin'
"My, my, must be something to try"
Send ol' Hosni off to Bosnia. "Laws?" Kiss his a** "bye"
In streets, make noise, and Twitter™ "hither and nigh"
Signs, bringin', "This'll be the day of outcry"
"This'll be the day we defy"
Chanting, ranting, Al Jazeera: slanting
The Army crew, their support were granting
The voices high, and growing fast
Two weeks, and still at impasse
Mubarak fired all his team en masse
"Have elections in September" -- What an a**!
Now Mubarak tries to change his tune
To his V.P., he'll hand power, soon
Not really alter stance:
"Say, what?! Me leaving? Bite my shvantz!"
The protesters once again appealed
Mubarak still refused to yield
"Although I'll, no more, power, wield
"It's here I'll live and die"
Rocks, bottles, flingin'
"Hie, hie, things have all gone awry"
"Leave real soon, or else, buffoon, be strewn like slices: minced pie"
The protests: joys, although the casualties high
And singin', "No one leave; we'll stay here; stand by
"Till we see Mubarak comply"
Oh, and there they were, all in one place
A demonstration "in your face"
Mubarak says, "Let's start again"
A come-on! Not so simple, not so quick
Backlash was coming, fast and thick:
World leaders tell Mubarak, "Time's at end"
Oh, and as the world watched on that stage
The protests, faces drenched in rage
No snowball's chance in Hell
Mubarak: crowd, dispel
As rights, proclaim; loud cry, both day and night
Delight: the World: protesters' fight
Foresaw Fate, at last; perceived his plight
The day, that Dude, defied
He was saying,
"Okay, I will now step away
"Refuge, seek, at Sharm el-Sheikh if you will let me get by
"But restrain your joys, 'cause I've been Israel's ally
"The Muslim Brotherhood'll give you black eye
"Fools! I hope that all of you die"
I bet the World all watched the news
Most were happy: see Mubarak lose
And be exiled, be spurned; go 'way
One more down; add to freedom's lore
'Cause of servitude, sick! All abhor
Former "Man" there, H. Mubarak, has to pay
And in the streets, the people beamed
Their mettle, tried; and their eyes all gleamed
'Cause thanks to words, outspoken
The stronghold had been broken
It's to freedom, we aspire most
Not eas'ly won, and quickly lost
Hard-fought, a vast gain; pour a toast
The day of Egypt's pride
Now, we're all singing,
"Aye, aye, friends in Egypt, strong tie"
While we wait to see what Fate brings, celebrating ally
Freedom, now enjoy; they're feeling frisky and spry
Singin' praises all the way to the sky
"Took a stand, and now you know why"
They are singing
"Bligh, Bligh, kiss Mubarak good-bye
"Kept in slav'ry by his knav'ry, but we bravely defy
"We kept our poise; that stinkin' fink, we say 'Fie' "
Sing, "On Egypt's lesson: all should rely"