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The Educated and Wealthy Faceless Coward

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Songbird
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0 posted 09-14-2001 06:06 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird


I am sorry this is a little long..it my first write since the New York disaster. It is part of my grieving although I do not personally know anyone who died or was injured. I am grieving for those who do.

Years ago I heard an optimistic and naive young woman say
"After we all become educated
we will never have another war."
I thought to myself, how little she knows
Yet I kept my opinion to myself
Some things are not worth arguing about
Life has a way of teaching us
The things that are true


My generation watched war daily
On  television screens
Joined the cause
Willingly and unwillingly
Lost relatives and friends
Held peace rally's
Demonstrated,
Outraged
We became
Adamant
We were
Flighting
A war
That
Never
Could
Be won
And
Weariness
Divided us
Then as
Gracefully
As the circumstances
Would allow
Flighting ceased
Yet there were no bells
Ringing for victory
Just quiet satisfaction
That the doves and the hawks
Were finally resting their wings

Now tonight as I sit here at my computer
In the year 2001
Believing still that education is not the answer

A rich educated religious man
Reigned terror
Upon the world
In spite of his education, his wealth and his religion

When I look at his photo
I'm angry for what he has done
Yet at the same time
All that I know of him
Proves
The one thing that he lacked
Was love
Too bad he didn't possess it
For if he had
He would have known
The evil schemes that he laid
Were not in the name of God

God the creator
Of all human kind
Can be defined
In one simple word
Called
Love

A divine concept
Maybe too hard
For
The nameless terrorist
To understand
As he was bent on
Taking destruction
Into his hands

Little did he know
That as he accomplished
That which he intended to do

That terror would
Come back to reign on him too

Nameless coward that you are

The world already regrets
The day that you were born
So take your education, your money
And whatever else is important to you
And perhaps your good looks
Buy you a rocket ship
That will send you to Mars
Perhaps when it lands
You'll see all those stars
Or better yet you'll
Wake up in Hell

With Satan and all the rest of the angels
Who thought
They could be Holier than God
And on second thought
I know
Satan's probably
Been waiting there
A long time for you
To stoke the fires
Of the Holy War
You announced
Would soon
Be coming

Son of Satan
Your father is waiting
Go quickly!
© Copyright 2001 Marcia Estep - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-14-2001 06:42 PM       View Profile for paladin   Email paladin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for paladin

I wonder what Bin Laden's mother in Saudi Arabia thinks about her son. Does her face beam proudly in a broad smile? Does she hide her face in shame and weep for the mothers who have forever lost their sons.I wonder.

paladin

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2 posted 09-14-2001 06:46 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I wonder too, it would been better than to have never had a son than to have one like him.
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3 posted 09-14-2001 10:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

At times like this, I desperately pray there is an afterlife for people like this to answer to...

This is very good writing, songbird, and excellent sentiment...
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4 posted 09-15-2001 07:37 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

SongBird~
Excellent and thought-provoking write~

Our tears fall for the fallen~
Our arms open wide for the grieving~
Our unity makes our voices stronger~

God bless America - we will be heard~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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JamesMichael
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5 posted 09-15-2001 03:52 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Good expression of your feelings...James
Domzi
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6 posted 09-15-2001 04:33 PM       View Profile for Domzi   Email Domzi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Domzi

I totally enjoyed reading your poem. I wonder how bin Laden feels now that the US is taking action and not letting him get the best of us?
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Wow, I like your words, well done, and I feel the same. I am from the vietnam times also, and this is leading who knows where, but it's going to be ugly. Take care.
Sandra
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8 posted 09-16-2001 07:49 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

well done. . . a great commentary on the fact that education alone is not enough. . . that there must be emotions as well. . .

excellent. . .

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rwood
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9 posted 09-16-2001 09:51 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

His money bought him a first class ticket to the Unholiest Black Pit of rejection ever known to man. In this case, I hope he can take it with him. And you are right. Some people become so educated they read like a bad novel. Because they forgot where to lend a reader their heart. God Bless you and all.

Sincerely,
Regina
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10 posted 03-12-2013 01:41 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

This seems like an eternity ago.. I am glad he got his reward.
 
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