Olympic torch relay

Written when watching the run up to the Olympic Games in China

I saw the flame of peace surrounded by the dogs of war
I watched left-over athletes reliving past glories
I thought about the repression in Tibet
and asked what are they running for
and what are they running from?
Perhaps they’re trying to forget
perhaps they hate being last year’s heroes
perhaps they don’t know about Tibet
or perhaps they just don’t care.

First published Union Songs 30/4/2008
also on same day Al-Moharer  Issue 267