The machinations of fools who believe
they can escape from their ghastly deeds,
from the innocent lives they wasted
to right a wrong; retribution will be found
from the cries of anguish and injustice
that will reach the heavens.
Collateral damage is no excuse
to emulate godly stance as if the end
will justify the means of killing anyone
standing in the way, where is the WAY,
as if there really is a war that can end all wars,
like the war against drugs, against warlords,
against drug pushers.
A lost cause even when there will be no more tears
left for crying for lost lives trapped in lawless crossfire.
We who look away, shrug our shoulders and simply say,
‘extrajudicial killings are a necessary evil’
will have to pay the ‘collateral damage’.
No earthly power has the right
to obliterate any soul’s breath of life.