Terrorist

Who or what was killed?

When I heard the words
that a terrorist was killed
and that that made many people
very very happy

It felt not good inside of me

What are those people happy about?
Is it the deep seated mind set:
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth?
And:
What you have done unto me, I will do unto you
And:
I know what is right and what is wrong
And:
You will suffer as much as I have suffered?

I don’t say that what we or he did was right or wrong
I just ask myself some questions
So the answers can surface from deep down

And deep down
there are tears,
there is compassion

for the suffering
of so many ceatures
– humans, animals, trees, plants, the earth –
inflicted upon by unconscious creatures
again and again and again

Seeing the terroist in me
Holding it, embracing it,
lets something surface
that is beyond right or wrong
and that …
that has no word …

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One thought on “Terrorist

  1. Exactly what has been arising within me. This is grieving for all of us still trying to understand. Thank you.

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