Who or what was killed?
When I heard the words
that a terrorist was killed
and that that made many people
very very happy
It felt not good inside of me
What are those people happy about?
Is it the deep seated mind set:
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth?
What you have done unto me, I will do unto you
I know what is right and what is wrong
You will suffer as much as I have suffered?
I don’t say that what we or he did was right or wrong
I just ask myself some questions
So the answers can surface from deep down
And deep down
there are tears,
there is compassion
for the suffering
of so many ceatures
– humans, animals, trees, plants, the earth –
inflicted upon by unconscious creatures
again and again and again
Seeing the terroist in me
Holding it, embracing it,
lets something surface
that is beyond right or wrong
and that …
that has no word …
Exactly what has been arising within me. This is grieving for all of us still trying to understand. Thank you.