Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, 2001

Horror
Followed by confusion
And anguish.
Why?

Why does any mother’s child
Nurture so much hatred
And inflame so much anger
To justify
Such violence
Against another mother’s child?

I don’t understand.
I don’t understand.

Why does the hatred spread
Through a society
So that young children
Dance in the street
At the news
That some mothers’ children
Have died a fiery
Painful
Violent death?

Some mothers’ children
Who are not so different
From their own mothers’ children
After all.

Now
Vengeance is in the air.
How dare they?
How dare the likes of them
Think they can
Attack the likes of us?
How dare they do it?
We must strike back.
We must teach them a lesson.

Their mothers
Must suffer
As our mothers
Have suffered.

Find someone like them
To make suffer.

Hatred grows
As violence begets violence
And our hearts cry
For the pain
And the suffering
Of those against whom violence
Is perpetrated
And
For the pain
And the suffering
Of those
Who perpetrate it.

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