Friday, 14 May 2021

 Two Sides to the Story

There are always two sides to every story,

you said.

The protesters were armed.

The protesters were violent

when faced with soldiers in full combat gear.

Faced with snipers armed with live ammunition.

Armed but

only with stones,

and only some of them.

There are always two sides to every story,

you said.

I ask,

to every story?

Do you really believe that

for a demonstration of unarmed people

when the snipers and soldiers

are already waiting


There were terrorists amongst them 

intent on doing us harm,

You say

so, yes, to every story every story.


Would the not harm be similar 

to the tens who were killed

and the hundreds that were injured?

We have a right to defend ourselves,

you said, 

so yes,

there are always two sides to every story.

Every story.


so, you will want to hear it for the Nazis then!


That’s not what you meant.

That story stands alone

one sided.


Perhaps the number of sides

depends on the differences in power.

Perhaps it’s not alone.


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