Why?
by James England

Why the spilled crimson?
Why the billion$ best saved for ourselves?
Why the questionable intelligence, the sacrifice of liberty for personal intrusions, the broken young men and women?
Poisoned Kurds
smoldering nuclear weapons plants
forgotten Scuds
Kuwaiti oilfield infernos
millions risking their lives to vote
murderous dictator now facing jury trial
infant democracy
helping those who couldn't help themselves



maybe these aren't reason enough
Doing the right thing always brings one up against opposition


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Copyright © 2006 - James England
Published: 11/22/06   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem