A Liberal Lament

It’s too bad
so many innocents were killed
in the latest terrorist attack
by radical extremists

in a country
where humanitarian intervention
is trying to bring democracy
to a poor and backward people.

One would think
they’d be more grateful
for all the good things
we’re trying to do to them;

but that’s what happens
when you invade and occupy
someone else’s country -
they get real pissy about it.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.