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Absence

By Carl Wade Thompson

Absence

I cannot ever remember a day,
When American bombs weren't underway.
That is our legacy -- here, now,
Exceptionalism when it comes to death.
Don't want to watch the news,
only blood is on.
140 Yemens killed yesterday,
parishioners at a funeral.
Body parts rain from heaven,
as U.S. bombs explode on high.
Who is responsible for this machine?
A monster of death that cannot die.
We support only tyranny,
supply weapons on demand.
What has Yemen done to us?
A question that can't be answered.
We boast we're in God's grace,
the greatest nation on Earth.
But what Hell have we wrought?
If this is God, then we are damned.





Article © Carl Wade Thompson. All rights reserved.
Published on 2016-12-26
Image(s) are public domain.
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