In the Name of All That Is Holy

R. James Buehner

Sometimes we get just what we have been wishing for,
And these are the saddest times of all.
Sometimes we see something so horrendous and evil that,
For the life of us we can not comprehend.
And sometimes we stare into a deep, dark, ugly pit and
Wonder how we arrived at this sad, menacing destination.

Many times we have to examine a feeling or action that we
Can not ever fully deal with or justify in any certain terms.

Do we feel rage?
Yes, maybe it is rage,
But then why do we feel helpless.
Do we feel fear?
Yes, perhaps it is fear,
But then why do we feel so strong against the enemy.
Do we feel hate?
Yes, ah it must be hate,
But then why do we have overflowing sympathy.

Are we wronged?
Are we hurt?
Are we purged of our goodness?
Are we led into the dark corner?

We are attacked, ambushed, amputated, aimed,
beaten, bashed, bruised, bothered,
Cocked, corked, cut, cussed,
Dunked, dinged, damaged, dashed,
Excited, executed, extinguished, exhibited,
Fobbed, fanged, forked, flanked,
Gorged, gutted, gitted, gonged,
Hit, hurt, hunted, hindered,
Inked, icked, ill willed, intoned,
Jacked, jerked, jutted, jibbed,
Knocked, knotted, kicked, kinked,
Lobbed, lopped, loaded, lied,
Mocked, mowed, moored, miffed,
Nicked, noted, nerved, named,
Ousted, operated, opened, outwitted,
Picked, punked, pocketed, persecuted,
Quickened, quipped, quirked, quieted,
Rushed, rooted, rundown, rocked,
Smacked, smitted , smutted, smoted,
Touched, torn, taken, topped,
Used, upped, unnerved, undone,
Vexed, vanquished, verbed, vanished,
Woed, worked over, wakened, warned,
Yanked, yorked, yoed, yoked,
Zip, zonked, zapped, zoomed.

In short we are domestically violated.
We feel hatred for who did this to us.
We want the guilty to fry in hell.
We feel justified for this.
We agonize over the pangs they caused.
We are forever changed.
Our innocence is lost.
We are now wiser, but indeed more lonely.
And why should we not be,
For we have been domestically violated.

In the Name of All That Is Holy

Robert  Buehner

Cleveland, United States

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