November 28, 2003



(in response to the murder in East York)


“Why?” is the question asked

as though what happened

shouldnt here

as though “a good neighbourhood”

was its own protection

and stain could never fall

upon its whitewashed walls


Through centuries of lies

they are now

ignorant of the truth

that God in heaven created


which deceived

fell to sin


disposing Godliness

for self


And now

lobbies protecting rights

once unworthy thought

blood flows past our doors

and we wonder “Why?”

we are reaping

the crop of sins dark seed


Claiming to have come so far

wherever we go there we are


A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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