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Iran, a Historical Poem

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:49 pm    Post subject: Iran, a Historical Poem Reply with quote

Persiaís Poetic Past



The sands of time have always known
That civilization which has grown
In that plateau we call Iran
Land of the lion, land of the sun

Kourosh brought unmatched glory
Dariushís Persepolis told the lasting story
Strength came from tolerance and freedom
Justice and nobility flourished in this kingdom

The greatest empire ever seen
Their lasting legacy was unforeseen
Masters of the world
The Persiansí achievements must be told

Wise words of Kourosh, baked on a cylinder of clay
Respected foreign cultures, and their right to freely pray
Women were respected, and slavery abolished
Kourosh was Great, for the human rights he polished

To conquer foreign lands requires minimal exertion
But to unite an empire, is a remarkable contention
Always building and improving, and never standing still
Dariush was Great, for his administrative skill

The Royal Road, with Sardis at the end and Shooshan at the start
Was an awe of transportation, connecting Persiaís heart
Who carved the Suez Canal, giving commerce speedy wings?
King Dariush, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid, the King of Kings

The father, with passion and pride, passed to his son
His love of law, beauty, architecture, and care of Iran
Dariush began building, but Xashayar finished these perfections
Xashayar was Great, for his magnificent creations

And what of Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis?
Did the Greeks truly receive such bliss?
Herodotus embellished, told lies for the West
For the Persians, these were skirmishes at best

But every golden era must someday end
So too Achaemaneshís dynasty would bend
Alexanderís army won, but could not see
Win or lose, Persiansí hearts always stay free

Revenge, envy, and wine made Alexander yearn
The pride of Persia, Persepolis, to burn
The labor of years, by a thousand artisans employed
Took one lunatic one night, for this jewel to be destroyed

Greatness comes, from a worthy contribution
To humanity, to art, to law, or a scientific institution
Those who burn and loot deserve our hate
So answer this, was Alexander truly Great?

Now who were the barbarians, the Persians or the Greeks?
Our lowest troughs, still higher than their highest peaks
The art of empire, the Greeks could never master
Constant feuding and civil wars, left Greece in a disaster

Parthians picked up the torch of our land
Put Iranian rule back in Iranian hand
They showed Greece and Rome, to name just two
That Iran possesses great horses, and great men too

Like a Phoenix, from the ashes rising
The Sassanians arrived, with Iran reorganizing
Power, wealth, and wisdom again flourished
The rule of Ardeshir, Shapur, and Khosro let Iran be nourished

Life was based on three simple needs
Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds
Monotheist religion, for all its evil and its good
Came from Iran, from where Zarathustra stood

Rome, for all its power and its legions
Couldnít touch Iranís vast regions
Many times Rome tried but failed
Every time cataphract armor thundered and hailed

But Sassanian wealth and beauty caught the eye
Of a desert tribe, whose religion was a lie
Like desert snakes, they ruthlessly attacked
Until beautiful Ctesiphone was sacked

Rostam-e-Farokhzad, the brave and capable general
Fought till the end, though his wounds were several
At Qaddissiya, he came to Iranís defense
Alas, the Taazi army was too dense

With coercion and the sword
Islam was able to spread its word
A dark and sinister force was born
That to this day brings Iran much scorn

Some to India had to flee
Iranís destruction was unbearable to see
Parsees, they are called to this day
Ahura Mazda, with them will always stay

But Iranian roots are strong and hard to kill
Iran was freed again, with such a thrill
The Saffarids would answer the nationís call
To make Arab tyranny shamefully fall

Donít mourn the Ashura, weep a Taaziís death
Hassan and Hossein were foreigners, who weakened Iranís breath
If mourn you must, then mourn, a national event
Like Gaugamela, or Qaddissiya, places of great lament

While Europe was stagnant in its Dark Ages
Persian scholars thrived, free from mental cages
From algebra, to astronomy, and architecture
Persians wrote the book, and gave the lecture

A time of great Persian thinkers had emerged
Where poetry and science, love and knowledge, easily verged
Saadi, Hafez, Rumi, Omar Khayam to name a few
Thanks to them, humanity exponentially grew

Arabs from time to time, try to falsely claim
These brilliant men, and their golden works of fame
Dream on, Taazi, and of this be sure:
These men were always Persian, and completely pure

Who could forget Ferdowsi, the greatest poet ever?
He gave us Sam, Zal, and Rostam, heroes both brave and clever
The Persian language, so eloquently resurrected
As The Shahnameh was written with all Arabic words neglected

Many other invaders would come again, much the same
From Genghis Khan to Teimur the Lame
They would loot, burn, and murder
The cities too proud to surrender

Though Turks and Mongols had military strength
They were lacking in cultural length
The Persian culture was too rich, to be absorbed into theirs
Instead they settled in Iran, and joined her proud heirs

Itís clear from this short and simple recap
That Iran had its share of glory, as well as mishap
Our generation is unfortunate, assigned the station
Of another dark chapter, in the book of our nation

Once again Zahak is in power
His snakes consume and poison every flower
He uses religion and superstition
To enforce his selfish and malicious mission

So once more dust off the Kaviyani banner
And fly it high, in a proud and fitting manner
Zahak and his snakes will die once more
And our nation we shall yet restore

Arabs, pack your camels, and form a line
Leave this land, let the lion roar, let the sun shine
Or get thrown out, by Kaveh, and his noble flame
Return to the desert sands, from whence you once came

Iran in its infancy reached the sky
Will faravaharís wings expand, will Iran soar that high?
Just lift the veil, youíll surely see
Iranís brightest days lie ahead, when the Aryans are again free



Those who know not their history are deaf to the past, mute to the present, and blind to the future


Amir
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Iran, a Historical Poem Reply with quote

AmirN wrote:
Persiaís Poetic Past

Those who know not their history are deaf to the past, mute to the present, and blind to the future

Amir Nasseri


Dear Mr. Nasseri,
Thank you for this excellent post.
Regards,
Cyrus
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great post, thanks.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Amir Nasseri....Drood

If you can receive this message, so I would be pleased to let you know that how much I appriciate your patriotic sense and dignity for our sharing homeland Iran in this poetry.....

We need patriots like you to let Iran could rise again as it used to be!

The couple days ago, I met someone who was unfortunetly Iranian and had a discussion with him.....
He made me sad and disappointed when he was talking so supportive the lies of Herodotes and the lies of Greeks .....

It is always breaking my heart, and burn something from inside, when an Iranian doesn t support his/her history....but instead trying to put the name of the enemies on the new born Iranians....this is shame!

Marathone was only a greek soldier who run away after persians had conquered the war against Greece !
When you lose, you run........
But when you win, you will arrive with gifts and respect!

And Greec had lost this war so that only one soldier was left behind and as a result he run away to let the Greece know that Greece had lost the battle against persians.........

So Persians had won this war......then why should we not be proud of this?

but instead because we had always been traitor so for proving this process we try to deny everything because we want to stay loyal to our enemies of our history.....

Please Iranians....try to be for once loyal to your country....Try to defend the kings and scientists of your country......

If Iranians had dignity, then arabs couldn t claim that Khayam and avicenna were arabs, Rumi and Babak were Turks and Alexander was The Great lol

If we had just dignity...........if we had just honor.....;

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shahineazadi

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