Thursday, June 19, 2008

Alan Whitehorn: Studying Genocide

The more I study genocide,
the less I feel I know.
The enormous magnitude of the suffering,
the vastness of the tragic personal accounts,
the multitude of social, economic, political and cultural causes,
and the almost uncountable number of victims.
The continuation and new iterations of the terrible deeds,
all overwhelm.

And so,
I continue the long journey into the dark night
in hopes that eventually I will understand
and find the light.

Alan Whitehorn, May 2008, Yerevan

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