The Meaning

It may well be
we are helpless before the power
in our own hands
and our savagery in wielding it

But that doesn’t mean
we have to be moral imbeciles
and pretend our crimes
are smiled upon by God in heaven

It may well be
our wars of good against evil
and of freedom versus tyranny
are only deeds of imperial aggression

But that doesn’t mean
we cannot confess our sins
Who knows? It might turn us
into human beings.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.