(With Apologies to John Donne….)

by Connie Corcoran Wilson, M.S.

No country is an island, entire of itself; every country is a piece of the continent, a part of the planet. If a country be totally destroyed by smart bombs, that continent is the less, as well as if a World Trade Center were hit, as well as if a dwelling of thy friends or of thine own were struck; the futile deaths of our servicemen diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind and their deaths were unnecessary in light of the true country of origin of the WTC attacks.

Therefore, world, never send to know on whom the smart bombs fall; Bush willing, they may next fall on thee…..

Copyright 2004 by Connie Corcoran Wilson.  You may reproduce this poem, as long as no part of it is changed and proper attribution is made. Check out Connie’s book of poetry and humor at www.ConnieCorcoranWilson.com. Thank you.