To the people who have also lost loved ones without cause: forgive us for having been unable to stop the tragedy. We pray for the wounds to heal.
To the soldiers of all countries and f all centuries, who were maimed for life, or who lost their lives: forgive us for our misjudgments and what happened as a result of them.
To civilians who were maimed or killed or who lost their family members: forgive us for having been unable to prevent it.
To the people who have been abused and tortured: forgive us for having allowed it to happen.
Know that your loss is our loss.
Know that the physical and mental abuse you have endured will have a lingering effect on our society, and the world.
Know that the burden is ours.
Sebuah puisi dari Yoko Ono, dimuat di The International Herald Tribune, 24 November 2006.
Silakan baca tulisan Linda Christanty, ‘Tentang Kehilangan’, di sini.