I am a little concerned about posting this – I wouldn’t want anyone to think that I imagine Osama bin Laden to be anything other than a monster…it just isn’t in me to celebrate a death…especially when there are others so eager to fill those monstrous shoes.
…and as for those pesky iambs…they continue to escape me it would appear!
Who armed him, who trained him and then
Who told him he was right? I know the man
Was evil and his plans were foul – levels
Of violence beyond the fantasies
Of a normal man. Cruel and unholy
Not borne of any sane belief, yet still
I can’t rejoice, even though I feel relief
The end of this one man will not bring us
To world peace. He did not walk alone –
To gloat incites revenge. Enough that now
He’s dead – let’s mark it and move on. Not for
Me the thrill of hubris, the smoulder of
Delight – just abiding sadness that still
We are no closer to mutual peace .