What country do we want?
Is it the country that all the Lebanese people want? Do we want
a country In which crime is all around And crime in that country
Will never ever have a bound? Do we want a country where all the
criminals are out of jail and then every attempt to build that
country will always reach a place where it will fail? Do we want
a country that its governments are ruled by thieves who in debt
will put that country and will not let any attempt to fix that
country thrive? Do we want a country that its children will always
fight and its children will burn up that country If something
went not right? Do we want a country that its citizens will always
be afraid because in the south of that country an attack by Israel
can be always made? Do we want a country that will always fall
in war and people in that country about saving their country they
will never care? Do we want a country in which everything will
stop and to the front it wonâ€™t move And the prime minister of
that country Will be glued in his chair and from it he will never
Which country do we want? So that to live in it would be our want?
We want a country that will be governed by peace and we will have
a better country and advances will take place at a steady pace
then our country will have great prosperity that will never have
a boundary. We want a country that will not be in permanent wars
But instead we want a country that tells the world who we really
are. We want a country that we will fight to live in whenever
we feel that to our country a huge change will come in.
We want a country that will have a government that will make our
country wear the prosperity garment We want a government in our
country To stand near its people If another nation attacked our
country And the government would protect it people. We want a
country in which all the religions unite And Lebanon be the only
religion of the country under which all the children of the Lebanese
country unite. We want a country in which every citizen will live
with his dignity and we will have a nice country in which no working
citizen will live in extreme poverty.
We want to live in a country that will have a none-armed political
party and the only weapons in our country will be in the hands
of the Lebanese army, then we will have a Lebanese army that is
capable of defending Lebanon from its enemy and that would save
our beautiful country Lebanon from falling again under any occupation.
We want a country under which all the children of the Lebanese
family will meet again in their mother country and every one who
has Lebanese roots will have the Lebanese nationality.
We want to have Bachir Gemayelâ€™s country. We want to have Kamal
Jounblatâ€™s and Majid Irslanâ€™s country. We want to have Moussa
el-Saderâ€™s country. We want to have Riyad el-solohâ€™s and Rachid
Karamiâ€™s country. We want to have Camille Chamounâ€™s and Dani Chamounâ€™s
country. We want to have Gebran tueiniâ€™s and Samir Kasirâ€™s country.
We want to have Joubran Khalil Joubranâ€™s country. We want to have
Saeid Aklâ€™s country. We want to have Sabahâ€™s and Fairuzâ€™s country.
We want to have Zaki Nassifâ€™s and Wadih el-Safiâ€™s country.
We want to have Lebanon that was always the dream, The dream that
will never be the extreme, So why donâ€™t we all sit and let us
all know What country we all want, And let us all start working
from now To achieve the country that we all want.
In 11-5-2008 - Antoun Boustani - A.E.B.