FREE TO BE BLIND

 

Free to read the Torah, the Koran, the Bible,

Free to walk the streets, rejoice at robins’ first song,

Free to wave flags, sing “God Bless America,

Free to ignore machine gun bursts, road mines and slaughter,


Is this how we choose to live?


Madmen, madwomen -

Close your eyes,

Don’t blink,

Stay blind

Or horror and shame will strike you down.

Blind we are innocent -

Seeing, we are responsible.