I am, after all, an American and share all the concerns about family, friends, and all that. I wrote this poem shortly after 9/11 to express my anger that still another group seeks to force their beliefs onto us. Are we, as a country, completely innocent in this? I doubt that, but killing innocent people over what their government might be doing is no way to deal with that. They got our attention, but we didn’t get the message. The poem is rough, I will admit, but I won’t change a word.