With a respectful nod to Steve Hopkins' "I Cry" as an inspiration (I even stole some!). Thank you, Dad.


I Cry, Peaceful Reprise

- by Cary Hopkins Eyles

Darkness and dust settles
And
When I look out
I cry.

Loss of moms and dads
Loss of friends and lovers
Loss of security

I look to the future
And
Fear the power
We wield.

Violence
Nationalism
Patriotism
Fanaticism
Us Them

Loss of life
Loss of liberty
Loss of humanity

'Collateral damage'
Too avoidable
Too horrible to imagine
And when I do
I
Cry.

10/05/01


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