Did you shed a single tear for the children of Beslan,
Or weep when Israeli bombs tore apart Gaza ?
Did you cry at the crimes of coalition forces,
As they turned Iraq into rubble in your name ?
Did you watch as the babies of Waco were burnt,
Then turned your scorched face from the fire ?
Did you see the twin towers fall live on TV,
Yet remained distant and disconnected ?
Did you see the flowers of Dunblane slain,
And yet remained dry eyed and impassive ?
Did you just walk past a shivering stranger,
Who is dying in rags on the street where you live ?
Yet today you weep for Michael Jackson,
The Pop Star,
Someone that you never met,
Mourning as though you knew him,
As though he were an old friend,
Or a member of your family.
Can you not see that you are sick,
Projecting your delusions,
Onto all your false idols,
Whilst all around you is the hell,
That your ignorance is creating.