Troubled by the conflict dominating our lives I asked why? The answer is a question of meaning I present in "the poem", "the precis", "the essay" all titled "The Last Why". The other writings are derivatives. Thank you for sharing. Doug.E.Barr  

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NEWTOWN: the aftermath

Let's not forget around the world
So many children died that day.
The focus is on Newtown, for
The others are so far away.

Whenever there's a tragedy
Believers try to fit in God
Because they think it's in God's plan,
A view that I cannot applaud.

No tragedy is planned by God;
But if God is, God will be pissed
If in the aftermath God sees
Another chance to change we missed.

The change we need to make is clear.
It's hard yet simple but profound.
We need to drain away beliefs
So we can see our common ground.

From there we reach out to the ends
Of our unique capacities,
To others, and to God as well,
The way that's free of tragedies.

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