Monday, May 2, 2011

Poem: A Time to Reflect

A Time To Reflect

A time for hope, yet a time of sadness
The death of an enemy, the killing of a man
Good news for the world, a tragedy of his own creation
It’s good he’s gone, yet thousands more replace him

The world rejoices, his followers plot revenge
No one is neutral, and the anger begins.
We did what we must, but will it be enough
To end the differences, for which we’ve suffered much.

So celebrate his absence, and do not mourn his death
But be saddened that it came to this, he’s taken his last breath
We’re the ones who killed him, it’s what we had to do.
No matter how you view it, the price will come from you.

-- Geoff Strickler
-- May 2, 2011

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  1. Thanks for posting this. Yes, it's a confusing day. This captures some of my thoughts as well.

  2. It is the sentiment we are all feeling. Thanks for putting it into words.

  3. Love the new blog and poem postings. This one in particular is quite inspiring and freeing to recognize an accomplishment while recognizing the reality of our choices impact. Thanks for providing a positive light in your reflection through individual choice. Powerful and profound. Thanks!

  4. Well said, Geoff. Poetry is such a wonderful way to express feelings. And you do it well.

  5. Hi Geoff --
    Good work. Thoughtful and precise. The assassination of an assassin has got to be among the most bizarre of human activities.