Wednesday, July 19, 2006
WAR is not healthy for children...
and other living things. So said an old poster of the Viet Nam era. Ashraf Osman is an architect from Philadelphia living in Lebanon, who wrote today: "When I was a teenager I lost my faith in God. This week I lost my faith in humanity. And they both don't care."
He is also a poet, who writes of this photograph:
See, I am petty like you,
I care about what's mine like you
and like you I am human at the core...
I have waited and waited and waited
for a better poem to present itself,
for others to say it more delicately than I;
...I have waited for words
more lyrical, more eloquent,
more subtle than this.
But there is no lyricism in death.
There is no eloquence in death.
There is no subtlety in war.