Damascus, the center of the World is Killed by its own hand.
The Burden of
Damascus, behold. Damascus is taken away from being a city.
And it shall be as a ruinous heap of stones. (Isaiah 17:1)
Baghdad Kabul Sodom Dresden Sand Creek Hanoi Hiroshima Nagasaki Stalingrad Gettysburg
Millions upon millions of lives wasted.
And for what, merely History’s sake?
I don’t know about you but it looks like religious war to me.
Outside Damascus, on bare, low-laying Mt
Which some people in California would call a foothill.
they say Cain killed Abel here.
Later, Mohammed stood in that same spot,
said he wouldn’t venture down
To the lush green Damascus oasis below
Because He only wanted to be in paradise once.
Before and Since then, some offspring of Cain’s
And some followers of Mohammed’s have made a mess of this paradise,
Pure and blood simple.