September 9, 2004

 

How Dare We

 

how dare we

with smug and patronizing remarks

assuage our sorrow at their expense

 

how dare we

ask Russia do

what we dare not do ourselves

 

how dare we

not recognize justice

for an evil so blatant

 

how dare we

insult our neighbours

in their hour of grief

 

how dare we

presume to know what is best

who's children still breath

 

how dare we

not weep