Tuesday, November 10, 2009

When the Taliban Comes Back

When The Ta-Li-Ban Come Back

When the Ta-Li-Ban come back,
Then we girls will quit the school
For the acid they would throw
Would our faces burn away.

When the Ta-Li-Ban come back,
Women will not doctors be,
Jobs are not for such as us,
Worthless creatures owned by men,
They may beat us as they please.

When the Ta-Li-Ban come back,
I will marry old Rashid,
I must make a good third wife,
For I’m nine and just the age
Of the Prophet’s youngest bride
When she graced his marriage bed.
Peace should be upon his name,
He is perfect in all things.
Baby-wives obey and serve,
Keeping tears from off our cheeks.

When the Ta-Li-Ban come back,
Women then will know their place,
Mother must the burka wear,
Never show a man her face,
Father must go out with her,
Or they’ll whip her in the street.

When the Ta-Li-Ban come back,
Girls must not report a rape.
Lacking four Believers who
Testify it was by force,
They would scream beneath the stones,
Dying for adultery.

When America goes home,
And the Ta-Li-Ban come back,
We will know to thank you for
Living as our mothers lived,
All subservient to men,
Thirteen centuries ago.

     ~Robert A. Hall, Former SSgt, USMC

Permission to publish this blank-verse poem is granted to anyone with the courage. But remember Theo van Gogh and the Danish cartoonists.


  1. Well I did the only thing I could. I emailed this to everyone on my list. Happy birthday Marine and the Corp. also.

  2. I guess they didn't get that memo, either.

  3. Replies
    1. This is not about race. This is about a sadistic mental illness, masquerading as a religion. Listen to Arab-American Female Psychiatrist, Wafa Sultan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4cMjpiBpA&list=TLpj_rlfBnpOY

  4. As to the "racist" comment about, I am surprised to find out that the Taliban is a race. I thought they were a violent political movement to implement Shari'a Law. All of the things in my poem were being done under them, or are being done in countries under Shari'a Law now. Suggest Google searches or reading the great novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" about women in Afghanistan.