Fate . . . or Punishment?

Is this our fate? To have the blood of Man stain the sands of Time?

Is it fate, or is it punishment? If it is punishment,

What is our atonement? Is there no way to reverse fate?

Why must we continue this endless cycle of war?

Why do we live in hatred and fear?

Why do we allow murder, murder of innocents?

My questions most likely cannot be answered,

In fact, I don't want them answered,

For fear of what they might be.

But one thing I know for certain,

Our worst sin, is stealing the innocence,

Of those who have it.

Heather A. Moeller