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Human Sacrifice - Poem by AHO Speaks

If I am aware but deny existence then do I forfeit choice?
Do we have a moral obligation to express our mind with a human voice? .
Religions sanction by silence and to renounce greed
Human acts of destructive behavior planted in their seed.

A child's future is sacrificed on the altar cloth
To snuff out an innocent life, like the flame to the moth.

We glorify the results of war as the Greeks and Romans of their time
To build monuments to their dead almost as a godly sign.

If a nation loses the expression of 'we are sorry'
Belief in a human endeavor of peace, may end in folly.

Compensation never used as a form of atonement or admission
Forgiveness of sin not through a single act of contrition.

No one has admitted wrong for these acts and so much more
Pain and trauma to children, who had no key, to open their door.

Pearl Harbor, World War II, Korea, Kosov, Bosnia, Vietnamese Conflict, Desert Storm and on and on.
To support war before considering alternatives; are wrong, wrong, wrong.

Did these things happen or don't I have the facts?
Perhaps my revelations arrived early even though part of the past.

11-10-05 Aho Speaks

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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