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Do We Mourn

Do we mourn
even for the death of evil
of a person
bent on our destruction

How can we be
servants of Jesus
when his death
leads us to cheer

To shout in the streets
happy for the killing
for the justice meted out
in his bedroom

No mercy, no quarter
none given, because none requested
dying in a hail of gunfire
choosing the coward's path

May 3, 2011
Selected Shorts on NPR,
heard May 1, 2011
including The Death of Hector
from Homer's The Iliad
Death of Osama bin Laden
May 1, 2011
and remembering the al Qaeda terrorism of
September 11, 2011
sermon, "We Lawyers Are Good For Something"
based on Luke 10:25-37
by Raymond A. Foss, Esq.
July 15, 2007
Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH
(with bulletin inserts of Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda terrorists)

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