Christ or Srebrenica

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Christ or Srebrenica

One man's death
one woman's eyes
too pained to cry
simply ask, why.

No answering wind
moved the cloak or
disturbed His beard.
No roar of God
one religion feared.

July 18th 1995
on a mountain pass
the bodies were found
in a mass burial ground.

Murdered in the name
of difference.
An indifferent world
turns again.

No answering
wind could make amends
or blow away the stench
from a Srebrenica,
ethnically cleansed.

No innocence here...
no merciful spear.

Dennis Bull. 07/08/05

Christ or Srebrenica (Unfinished)

Oil on masonite (60 x 32 cm)