Why

by Sophie Brown


 

I don’t understand,

 

I don’t understand

 

I don’t understand

 

How can you rain terror and pain into the life of another soul, to another person who has eyes and a mouth and a heart, who is like you, who is like me.  How can you bring people to their knees and bury them alive so far beneath ground that their life is not their own. How can you watch children break in two, seeing their parents killed and their short existence be changed forever? What makes you feel nothing? What makes you feel the fold of a dollar note but not the destruction of a person, what is worth it?

 

I don’t understand

 

I hope there is a God, I hope there is a heaven, I hope there is something incredible at the end of the road for the people who have suffered. I look for answers, I look for hope, I look for reasons why but there are none. I look at the sky at night, the sky we all live beneath. I ask the sky please do something, you watch over us all. Please show them something in you tonight that lets them know we think of them.  

 

 

I don’t understand

 

I want you to look into the eyes of a woman who has ran, who has ran to save her children, a man who took the weight of the world onto his back to save his family, look into their eyes and feel the despair in their tears and tell me why? Just please tell me why…