Osama bin Laden
are words in the Koran to denote,
are words to connote.
Humanity as its translator.
not cut your arm just because it sins
an American mother who cut her infant's.
knew not what she did;
just denoted the verse in the Bible.
you know what you are doing?
are "72 virgins in heaven,"
that worth suicide for your loyal followers?
about your female suicide?
killed herself and others for the 72 virgin men upstairs?
Tsunami, have swallowed tens of thousands to Sea.
are Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, adults, children;
the end, what difference does it make?
all the resources America has spent
prevent your other September 11,
could have helped the surviving victims.
you stand up like a man?
not hide, be a warrior for peace.
and help your fellow human beings
out of your cave
down to the Sea...
Linh Duy Vo
December 29, 2004 ©
A proud American citizen who once was a refugee from Vietnam
Poet's Note: One of my readers sent me a comment on this poem and I agreed: Tsunami is not nice and beheading is uncouth. Regarding the natural disaster, one ponders where are the United Nations' billions of dollars of "oil for food" to be used for the victims' necessities?
When God Disappears
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