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How Will They Forgive Us? - Poem by One Tap

How will they forgive us as we watch with closed eyes
Their pain death and suffering we accept behind lies
How will they forgive us if they heard the words we speak
Read the words we print
The voices we elect to seats
How will they forgive us when our bombs dropp no more
When the dust settles on their graves and they witness no remorse
How they will they forgive us amongst the rubble that is their home
And our aid doesn’t reach their children left alone
How will they forgive us when they look in deaths eyes?
And all they see is our flags
Occupying their skies
How will they forgive us segregating their land?
Dividing with borders to control the wealth of their sand
How will they forgive the wars we bring in sequels?
To expel dictators we empower and support with guided missiles
How will they understand the contradictions of our foreign policy
When we fight to defeat terrorism but create the very essence of its popularity
When we stand united against terrorism
But commit the same exact acts against the same population
One is an accident dismissed as a mistake in action
The other is barbaric and constitutes military invasion
Full-scale war
And Colonialist occupation
How will they forgive us
when we believe our own lies
when we look at their lives
we blame them for their misfotune
their horror
their pain
their strife

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 24, 2011

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