Then and Now, a poem by Debbie Felio

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein


Then and Now

 
That was then – 
   those people killed – wrong religion –
    those hangings – wrong color
 
    that war
 
that was then –
  those people killed – wrong country  
      those beheadings – wrong beliefs 
 
        that war
 
that was then 
  those people killed – wrong place 
   those raped and pummeled – wrong gender 
 
     that war
 
that was then
    those people killed – in utero
      those shootings – protected second amendment rights
 
        that war
 
that was then
       those people killed – thousands
         those imprisonments – thousands
 
           those wars
 
that was then
        hard to believe
           newspaper, radio
             those indescribable acts
 
   this is now –
         hard to believe
           live coverage
             devastation / destruction
 
    then – over and over
 
         again
 
               this war and
                   the next
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© 2018, Debbie Felio, All rights reserved
 
 
DEBBIE FELIO is a poet/witness living and writing in Boulder, Colorado. This poem – profound for the way it showcases the insanity –  is Debbie’s response to Baruch, The Baker
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