Six wrongs don't make a right

Six wrongs don't make a right

A Poem by Lyn Anderson
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-city-mosque-shooting-victims-1.3958191

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Six

Gone

In a blink of an eye

And a flash of a

Wanna be right wing

Christian terrorist WHY?

 

There is never a

reason

though there are many

justifications

for these heinous

actions.

 

They've called you

a lone wolf,

terrorist,

or mentally unstable.

Six grieving families

don't care about your label.

 

I don't care

if you were

depressed.

I don't care

if you were

sad, mad, or just plain bad.

 

You make me ashamed

to be Canadian, Christian,

and white …

Because there is no equation

in which six wrongs

make a right.


© 2017 Lyn Anderson



Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
CAPTCHA Semeia -- a biblical criticism

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Such division is abhorrent, no action like this is justified, heart breaking. You voiced something that resonates in my own heart :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

thank you for your comments and your review.
As horrible as this event was I liked the poetic math that made up the narrative.

Regards,
Al

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thank you for your comments. I am deeply frustrated with the current world events.
Alfred Kukitz

9 Months Ago

Hard not to. PBS interviewed the writer of The Glass House. It's about the suicides because of poor .. read more
This is good so is the title the title is so true

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping in.
It's especially difficult to process this in our country. We need to find ways to stand behind and in front of those we share this planet and country with.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Unfortunately, when dealing with ideologies, both sides feel equally justified, and cannot see that .. read more
well said my friend ...strong in acknowledgment of the shame felt ... a place where weeping and anger can abate ... tho trying to refuse it at first...we do carry the shame and guilt ... perhaps can not .. and the thirst for justice remains ... and our defense against such things needs perpetual sharpening ... i will guess many around him were alerted; but did not listen or having listened did not act ... i can not accept that such things may be "meant to happen" ... a fine, pointed social commentary and (i think) deeply respectful tribute to loss felt surrounding this instance... a pall of sadness hangs around me ...so well done KL!
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

People get bogged down in semantics. 6 counts of first degree murder. 6 families forever impacted, n.. read more
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

yes! all life is precious ... the problem as old as Cain .. and the solution even older.
There is no explanation. We will never understand how this happened.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

No, there isn't an explanation. But there sure is a lot of crap swirling on both sides again -- each.. read more
Jon Roggie

9 Months Ago

I feel too many are just looking for a reason to attack. They stop looking at the original cause of.. read more
The inhumanity of humans will unfortunately always be a part of our lives....

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thank you, yes, it is a sad condition, humanity.
Every day a new atrocity puts another nail in the coffin of mankind.

I despair, truly I do; and as for 'man and kind,' if ever two words were mismatched, they are top of the list by a country mile.

Beccy.


Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Yes it is true. Thank you.
Poignant, timely and full of emotion. The anger and sadness mixes on the palate in red and blue and describes the feelings of many in this flowing appropriately ranting poem!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thank you. I am so frustrated, saddened, and discouraged by these things continuing in never ending .. read more

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