Francis Duggan

They Both Seem Wrong To Me - Poem by Francis Duggan

Israeli bombs being dropped on Beirut in Lebanon far away
In another needless conflict that seems so sad to say
But mostly 'tis the innocents who in conflicts do die
And two wrongs never make a right is surely not a lie.

A war about land, culture and religion and a war about race
And the war winners will write the war history that always is the case
Two peoples cannot live side by side together and two wrongs cannot make a right
And many mothers weeping for their deceased children tonight.

From the wars down through the ages and many wars to recall
The people of the twenty first century they have not learned at all
The Israelis and Palestinians have to learn to live with each other they don't have much of a choice
The needless deaths of innocent people for peace seems a huge price.

The bombs are dropping on Lebanon on a people gripped by fear
And every day in the news headlines of more violence we do hear
In places far from where we live between people who violently disagree
About who is right and who is wrong though they both seem wrong to me.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2008

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