September 30, 1997




you look into my eyes

seeking a reaction

wanting me to do something

your mind can understand

because you cannot grasp

what I have done

and would do again

had I the chance and opportunity

you want me to react?


how can you be so stupid

I cannot fear death

I died before the bomb went off

I died when I planned it

this past year

was waiting

for the inevitable

I am dead as you see me



Loosely based on Timothy McVey and his

involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing

and the newscasters statements that he

did not react when sentence was passed.


How could he?  He is not like us.


A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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