Thursday, September 13, 2007

I am so angry.

First, read this.

Then read this.

PSALM 5—A Paraphrase


Hear my words, Oh Lord, give ear to my groanings.
Listen to my protest.
For you are not a God who is friendly with oppressors,
nor do you support their devious ways,
nor are you influenced by their propaganda,
nor are you a cohort with gangsters.

One cannot believe anything they say,
nor have any confidence in their official pronouncements.
They talk of peace while they increase their production of arms.
They make gestures toward understanding at the Peace Conferences,
but in secret they prepare for war.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Punish them, Oh God,
bring to naught their machinations.
—Ernesto Cardenal (Managua)