In 2020 Americans faced great pain; it didn't stop in 2021. When will we reconciliate?
|Our Beloved Country
the old the young
those who have hurt others
their wounded victims
when will we forgive
how soon will what drives us apart
bring us together in the end
the father of the murdered son
the father of the killer
meet in grief
if they can forgive ...
when will we ask for forgiveness
when will we finally embrace
© Copyright 2020 Kåre Enga [177.21] (6.april.2020)
Based on Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. (South Africa, 1948)
Originally in "April 6 poem--bring in a novel or story plot"