General (Vol. 2)


  1. When fear is rife and stalks the land
    Striking where there is no cause to resent,
    Our impotence curdles into revenge
    Portrayed as justice for the innocent.
  2. Then we become the terrorists we abhor,
    Striking an enemy we cannot see,
    Who then becomes a victim innocent
    Of crimes against helpless humanity.
  3. Without revenge the spiral tapers off,
    And outrage lifts the innocent and weak:
    Even just wars are futile set against
    Jesu's command to turn the other cheek.