You call me evil, the infidel or worse
But I’m your brother, aren’t I?
Made in the same image of the same
God of us both
I believe in things as strongly as you
I believe my cause is as just
That God is on my side, not yours
And if I say you must die
And you say I must die
Then either one of us is right
God choosing between two parts of Himself
Or both of us are wrong
And even God may never forgive us.
(Previously published in Some Words: A Place For Poetry, June 2003)