After the attack in September,
At the beginning of the century, remember,
Rage, sorrow, shock gripped all,
Our leaders swore vengeance that fall.
A hunt for the guilty and countries harboring them,
All this discovered within hours of the mayhem.
All aircraft grounded that day,
But the bin Laden family jetted away.
Our troops sent to Afghanistan,
Tracking bin Laden and Taliban,
Followed by invasion, war in Iraq,
later realized WMD story not fact.
Destroyed, lost lives and land,
By our leaders’ hands.
Yet Saudi Arabia, country where terrorists were harbored?
Overlooked, excused, forgotten, ignored.
Years later, Libya’s harsh leader killed,
The fledgling democracy, gold currency stilled,
Replaced by sex slavery and despair,
For which our leaders don’t care.
In Syria, we armed the same September killers,
Morphing into “moderate rebels” for army fillers.
Now, we’re arming Saudi Arabia, got their back,
The producer of the September attack,
Bombing, murdering hundreds of civilians,
Many of which are children.
Seventeen years of killing, destruction, obliteration.
For what? We ask in contemplation.
Through our forces.
If our government cared and respected life,
it wouldn’t be invading, causing bloody strife.
Using billions of dollars on bombs, weapons, war,
In lieu of healthcare, jobs, green energy to soar.
PEACE is no longer a word or actions.
Only GREED, POWER, and FACTIONS.
*I’m far from a poet. I don’t usually write poetry but felt compelled to write this.