Friday, August 06, 2010

This too...

Why are there people in the world that leave when they still have so much life to live?

Why are there people who can't have children of their own, when I have one I didn't even ask for?

Why does innocence get punished while those who mean harm get overlooked?

We've done such a sufficient job of screwing this world up that it only makes sense for things to be unfair. Good job us.

But just because we've done it to ourselves doesn't make it any easier to deal with.

Life will never be fair, so I guess Tony is lucky that he doesn't have to worry about that anymore. Still, the world will be a little less fair without him in it.

People love you the most for the things you hate
And hate you for loving the things that you cannot keep straight
People judge you on a curve
And tell you you’re getting what you deserve
This too shall be made right

Children cannot learn when children cannot eat
Stack them like lumber when children cannot sleep
Children dream of wishing wells
Whose waters quench all the fires of Hell
This too shall be made right

The earth and the sky and the sea are all holding their breath
Wars and abuses have nature groaning with death
We say we’re just trying to stay alive
But it looks so much more like a way to die
This too shall be made right

There’s a time for peace and there is a time for war
A time to forgive and a time to settle the score
A time for babies to lose their lives
A time for hunger and genocide
This too shall be made right

I don’t know the suffering of people outside my front door
I join the oppressors of those who i choose to ignore
I’m trading comfort for human life
And that’s not just murder it’s suicide
This too shall be made right

- Derek Webb

Tony, take rest in God's fairness, take comfort in his peace, and know that you were a blessing to all.

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