Monday, January 30, 2012

Guilty

We are all guilty.
Who can claim innocence
From the crimes we've committed?
Yet no one has admitted
To one word that's been said
Yet we are all responsible
For the people who are killed and dead.
Your friend?
Your family?
A neighbor or peer?
At the end of the day
Whether it's foggy or clear
Our hearts will contain
Every trace, every stain
Of every act
That we are unable to retract.
It's as if we tied the noose
Knotted tight so it could not come loose
As we vilified and ridiculed again and again
Like it wouldn't matter in the end
Despite the swinging body in the air
That we watched as it hung up there
And even then we could not hold back
Pointed fingers stretched out to show
That we were so smart
Yet how little we all really know.
For every victim we sent to the gallows
There should be a thousand criminals
Who shamefully rose
But no one will ever oppose
Any word they said
And no matter at all
The victim is already dead.

It happened once
It could happen again
And for all those who were killed
What will be of their end
We stomped them without shame
As we threw around their name
And danced on their grave
From the burial we gave.
None of us are innocent
We will all be held to trial
But until that day
We'll carry on for a while.

And what's even more ironic is who the criminals are...

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