Monday, February 9, 2015

The Connectors ... a poem

        The Connectors

I too
have been lost
in echo... lured
and absorbed:

We see no evil
in our own enmity-
hear no dishonesty
in our own distortions,
ignore the part we play
pulling extremism
into power- loading guns
for bloody lunatics claiming God
blesses crime & cruel hoaxes:

Religious tyranny takes hold
silences outsiders afraid
to offend, silences insiders
afraid to object, silences
building momentum
for all the worst...

persuading people away
 from Golden Rule logic
away from compassion
away from sympathy
away from awareness
of the dire need
to stop the conflict.

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