Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Perhaps what I see in this -

As I consider that if this young man had died in Iraq, he would be a hero, and yet, this way, treatment and grieving are  perhaps a little different, and yet, maybe that is the point of living where we see a more whole picture.   They are exactly the same.  Both are casualities of war, and in some ways we all are.  We are all affected negatively by what is going on.  It is one thing to die in defending something, which is what the soldiers who are fighting there used to  believe, but, now,  we must move out to a wider view, and see the harm we are doing to ourselves.  I am again reminded of Norman Fischer's poem "Hate."


             by Norman Fischer

I have landed here
Falls off the shelf
And years form the mind
Caroom, lost to the next thing
Does this compute?
To act dumb, to say nothing can be done
Our the door, the table
It would not be our plight to witness
Human, the blue sky
All's to be done, and then
Yet give up, fight
And it is to us to prove a point
Hate is like throwing a handful of shit
Onto a red hot ingot
You have to pick it up first

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