November 28, 2003

 

Why?

(in response to the murder in East York)

 

“Why?” is the question asked

as though what happened

shouldn’t here

as though “a good neighbourhood”

was its own protection

and stain could never fall

upon its whitewashed walls

 

Through centuries of lies

they are now

ignorant of the truth

that God in heaven created

good

which deceived

fell to sin

rebellious

disposing Godliness

for self

 

And now

lobbies protecting rights

once unworthy thought

blood flows past our doors

and we wonder “Why?”

we are reaping

the crop of sin’s dark seed

 

Claiming to have come so far

wherever we go there we are