Sunday, 25 January 2009

Show Some Respect!

A 9/11 Truth poem by Ben Emlyn-Jones

The Skeptics keep telling me:
9/11 truthers are heartless exploiters
They trample on the graves of the thousands who died to indulge in their wacky fantasies.
I'm glad they told me that that. I'm sorry. I will try to be more sensitive in future.
I will try to show genuine respect for the victims' memory.

And I have.
The other day I saw an old lady getting kicked to death in the street by a gang of thugs.
The thugs then took the handbag from her dead bloodsoaked hands.
I was going to shout for help and call the police, but then I remembered:
If I do that I'm a heartless exploiter!
So I kept quiet and didn't tell anyone.

I'm glad I've shown respect for the poor woman's memory.
Can we show respect for the 9/11 victims in the same way?
Can we keep quiet and not call for help?
Can we let the thugs who did it get away with it?
Or are we going to shout out, call for help, be heartless exploiters?

(Live recitation on HPANWO TV: )


  1. Just as with the reality of the situation (your likening the woman's beating death to the Sept. 11th terroristic act that launched WW III), it stung me, your poem, and, as with being stung by a hornet, a scorpion, an asp, I cried. I think you should circulate your prose to a wider audience, Ben. Thank you for being courageous ( :-)}

  2. Thanks, Andae. I'm glad you loved my poem so much. I very much appreciate your support. I'm planning more literature for Ben's Bookcase.

  3. Hi Anadae. See HPANWO TV. I've recited this poem live on YouTube.