Archive for Poems & Ponderings, my previous blog:

Mother - May - I ?
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Twizzler Moments
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Notes from a Sparrow
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Message in a Bottle
Monday, January 28, 2013

September Already?!?!?!?
Saturday, September 15, 2012

May 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

June 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011

May 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011

April 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011

March 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011

January 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

December 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November, 2010



May 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

I wrote this poem in September, 2003. Today seems like a good time to post.

Two years later.
The horror is still
too huge, too hideous to comprehend,
gaping, unspeakable.

And the sadness,
an incredible, indelible sadness
wedges itself into every crevice,
every crater of my heart –

memory, hope, justice, love,
nothing is untainted –

The horror and the sadness
like two towering,
manmade monoliths -
testimony to your hate.

The smallest drop of human blood,
a single tear,
would leave me desolate.
But not you.

Two years later,
you still send epistles of hate;
you still aim
arrows of death.

Have you never seen a flower?
Did the circle around the moon
never press against your heart
so that you ached with the beauty
of all things human?

You are my brother.
How can that be?
I do not know you,
I cannot understand.