We have tied ourselves up
In a convoluted entanglement
What have we achieved from 9/11?
But ruination in endless war and revenge
Amassing a military budget of $800 Billion
Shifting away resources to tackle climate change
Burning up the environment in red partisanship
Turning to violent embarrassment and division
Jeopardizing a democracy for a dictatorship
When will we come to our senses?
Rediscovering the tender yearning for peace
Standing for justice where Black Lives Matter
Caring for Creation to confront climate change
Developing an openness to avoid rigid legalism
Striving for higher values to be honestly authentic
Forming compassionate communities showing love
Can we? Will we? To our last breath, help us live.
9/12/20 by Ron Faust (On occasion a day after the 19th Anniversary of 9/11)