…………..– for the fallen dead and living
How does one respond to violence?
What answer in this bitterness, this defeat?
Why? Why this hatred against order,
such rage of young men – unthinking,
followers of a spite and hate?
Victims of another order of doubt?
Dark the ways of such extreme men as these.
………………………And, what of these,
fallen ones, these children –
fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters,
sons, daughters: victims of such savagery?
One wants to answer this not with violence
but with something else, something full of light
rather than this dark habitation of cruelty;
yet, what can be said, how give voice to pain,
mourn the dead – stand against this infamy?
To blame is to fall back into that rational universe.
Haven’t we guessed yet that this is not about that?
Security? Can there be such a thing in this life?
Haven’t we already…
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