When we do it, it’s Worse

 

Death number climbs in

Ecuador, while the dead

Are counted in Japan, as the

Living are cared for

 

Because the earth cracked

Widely, terribly of its own

 

An explosion in Kabul

Kills many, destroys other

Things—homes, places of

Business, religious practice

Surfaces—and the death of

Hope

 

This destruction caused by

The Taliban that sees no

Wrong in murdering its own

 

Since, in this act, the

Perpetrator and the victim

Share the nation’s blood

 

Civil war or any like-tragedy

Inside of one people

 

We romanticize our war in

The USA

 

But I think, all said, we’d

Rather have the romance

Without the dead

 

If God can save Afghanistan

 

If it pleases within the

Parameters of will and

Allowance for humanity

 

I hope God rescues both life

And the liberty

 

For believers to submit

Themselves for what they’ve

Earned—mercy or God’s

Unqualified judgment

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