They are us

22 March 2019


Because we are like Muslims              


And so we turned on The News

and we thought what country is this

with all these people screaming and running

and bleeding

and they talked like us

it was our country

and they are us

and then we saw little groups

under the weeping trees

and police so many

and familiar yellow ambulances of St John.

There is the love and the care.

And they talked like us

And oh One God!

They are us.

It is our turn.

And next day we went to Mass

and we thought how someone could rush in

and shoot us all dead

because we are like Muslims praying

and we sang make us instruments of peace

and there was blood everywhere

and our hearts were broken before the bread.



17 March 2019

© Anne Powell