Oh, Osama bin Laden


There are words in the Koran to denote,

There are words to connote.   

Use Humanity as its translator. 

Do not cut your arm just because it sins

As an American mother who cut her infant's. 

She knew not what she did;

She just denoted the verse in the Bible. 

Do you know what you are doing? 

There are "72 virgins in heaven,"

Is that worth suicide for your loyal followers? 

Is that machismo?

How about your female suicide?

She killed herself and others for the 72 virgin men upstairs?

I, Tsunami, have swallowed tens of thousands to Sea. 

There are Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, adults, children;

In the end, what difference does it make? 

For all the resources America has spent

To prevent your other September 11,

She could have helped the surviving victims. 

How about you?

Can you stand up like a man?

Do not hide, be a warrior for peace.

Come and help your fellow human beings

Come out of your cave 

Come down to the Sea...


Linh Duy Vo 
December 29, 2004

A proud American  citizen who once was a refugee from Vietnam

Poet's Note: One of my readers sent me a comment on this poem and I agreed: Tsunami is not nice and beheading is uncouth. Regarding the natural disaster, one ponders where are the United Nations' billions of dollars of "oil for food" to be used for the victims' necessities?


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