©2013 Robert C Burnham
Do you know what happens
Once people hate enough
Their hatred becomes a passion
Their passion evolves to righteousness
A righteousness of fire
A righteousness of protection
Darkness & noise; hatred kills incognito
Again and again and again
Above ground noise is opera and sonatas
Below, the rumblings of a train
In the oak veneer Courtroom, an
all-too-familiar plea; “I did it for us”
Whetstone Poetry & Poets Against Atrocities:
Erika Menendez of Queens pushed Sunando Sen, 46, in front of an oncoming subway train on December 27, 2012, telling authorities later that her hatred for "Hindus and Muslims" prompted her to do so. Menendez had shown no remorse for her actions.
Naeem Davis of New York pushed Ki-Suck Han 58, of Queens, in front of an oncoming subway train on December 03, 2012. He has been indicted on one count of second-degree murder as a hate crime and other charges.
The list does go on.