Who?

Ingrid Andrew

I wrote this poem/song a few years ago when we first waded into Iraq and I was shocked and sickened by the abuse of Iraqi prisoners. It’s coming back to haunt me now …

Who threw them on the floor?

Who slammed the prison door?

Who wrapped them up in twine?

Who denied it was a crime?

Was it you or was it me?

Who turn away from what we see,
who turn away from what we hear in dread and fear.

Who punched this son’s father?
Who abused this daughter’s mother?
Who blindfolded this sisters’ brother?
Who tore apart these lovers?
Who tore apart these lovers?

Was it you or was it me?
Who turn away from what we see,
Who turn away from what we hear,
in dread,
in dread and fear

We’re all a part of this distress;

The human spirit is
homeless.

Who slammed the prison…

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