Posts Tagged ‘Yemen’

Yemeni lives matter

September 29, 2018

Yemeni lives matter
Iraqi lives too
Syrians are human beings
Just like me and you

Yemeni lives matter
We are the things we do
We make the bombs that kill babies
We avert our view

Pakistanis bleed
They eat and shit and screw
Like the people you know
They love their children too

We sell ourselves a story
When we do bad things
But our guilt cries out
Like a bell that always rings

by Richard W. Bray

Righteous Retribution

June 14, 2012

What if life were simple
For all to understand?
What if we could settle things
By killing just one man?

What if crime and evil
Had a clear solution?
What if all it took were
Gallant executions?

Does he walk among us?
A man of grace and skill
Sent by God to tell us
Exactly whom to kill?

Deliver us from feeling
God grants us alone
Righteous retribution
Delivered on a drone.

by Richard W. Bray