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(Headline from The Hill)
A Unity of Bombs
How quickly sentiments can change
With a bomb –
Like a collective sigh of relief.
A shower of missiles launched
Toward a Syrian airbase
Suddenly changed the public narrative.
Opponents applaud a decisive act.
That something had to be done.
It’s like those Hollywood westerns
When the sheriff fires a gun into the air
And the crowd settles down.
When peace and diplomacy
A good bomb can break the tension –
Reset the clock.
With excess guns and bombs
Has one solution for every problem.
While heads of state
The people remain crushed
Under the heel
Of political power.
A bomb makes a leader
But the dust always settles
On the people now seen as collateral damage –
Disregarded and marginalized –
The dust settles,
Streamed by humanity’s tears.