The Enemy

I want to find him…
Is he within or

Is he without?

Is he white

Is he black

Is he brown or

Is he yellow?

Is he here

Is he there

Is he yonder

Is he across the ocean

Is he across the desert or

Is he across the mountain?

Is he in the air

Is he on the ground

Is he underground?

Seek him I shall

No place is too far

No place is too hard

No place too dangerous!

I have the nerve

I have the grit

I have the means

And seek him I shall

Such is my covenant!

Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies.
In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State
power has become congenitally deaf, which is why –but the editorialists forget it
–terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.
John Berger
1926-, British Actor, Critic


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