(printed in The News)
|I come to bury, not praise|
|(Adapted from Julius Caesar – Shakespeare)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The good is oft interred with their bones/ So let it be with Musharraf/ The noble CJ Chaudhry will tell you Musharraf was ambitious/ If it were so, it was a grievous fault/ And grievously hath Musharraf answer’d it/ Here, under leave of the media and the rest — For the media is honourable/ So are they all, all honourable men/ Come I to speak before Musharraf’s funeral/ He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But the CJ says he was ambitious/ And CJ Chaudhry is an honourable man.
But yesterday the word of Musharraf might have stood against the world/ now lies he there/ And none so poor to do him reverence/ O masters, if I were disposed to stir
Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage/ I should do the media wrong, and Nawaz Sharif wrong/ Who, you all know, are honourable men…