Our Man in Abiko
Saturday, 10 September 2011
ALMOST TO THE DAY
Ten years later.
Almost to the day.
Time for TV to fake mourn
and fake reflect for the fallen.
What evil genius abroad that takes lives
Also forces viewers to take sides,
So that what has been lost is not only
our innocence, but also perspective.
The victims of 9/11 are rightly remembered
mourned and invoked.
Have we done them justice by stockpiling
bodies 24/7 around the globe?
Bankrupted, corrupted, morally suspect.
A war machine running on empty.
Bin Laden is dead!
USA! USA! USA!
But who has carried the day?
(Appologies for this attempt at poetry. For a proper poem worthy of 9/11 victims,
Please make it stop
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