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In 2020 Americans faced great pain; it didn't stop in 2021. When will we reconciliate?
Our Beloved Country

we suffer
the old the young
those who have hurt others
their wounded victims

when will we forgive
                                       their sins
                                       our sins

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)

15 lines

Originally in "April 6 poem--bring in a novel or story plot

Submitted to:
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