11 September 2009
It’s 9/11 and that makes me think
of terrorism’s grasp upon our brains.
For eight years now we’ve lived under its curse,
Grown scared of planes and strangers, foreign ways,
And ideologies that preach hatred
Against the unrighteousness of Western deeds.
What is it they despise in how we live?
What have we done to them that they should strike
Such terror in our hearts, retaliate
For what? They cannot think us innocent;
They think us infidels, unfaithful ones.
Are they misled by dogma from the past?
Or are we somehow rightly to be blamed?
After eight years, what do we answer now?