“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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