Throwing Stones

Dropping of bombs and destruction of bones
Armies, and mobs, and the throwing of stones
Will not change with war or religious stagnation
But with power of mind opened through education

Blinding our eyes, sitting blissful in silence
Ignoring their plight is permission for violence
The screams of the helpless left dying alone
Those chickens up-roosted will visit our homes

Blood on our hands leaves us nothing but stains
Repeating our past drops us drowning in chains
Safia, Samira, Colleen, and the girls
Michael, Trayvon, and John, gone from our world

Dividing our dreams between us, us, and them
Ignoring the truth that the veil hangs so thin
Will keep some of us happy, and dumb, and to blame
While we slip off the precipice, smiling in vain

-A.R.

See no evil George Kocar
Painting: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil by George Kocar

~ by April on September 28, 2014.

3 Responses to “Throwing Stones”

  1. Well writ.

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