I was asleep 
 Toonman's coming to bed likely woke my bladder 
which in turn woke me.  
As I snuggled back under the sheets blankets down comforters 
- the bedroom is frickin' freezing - 
he says to me 
bin Laden is dead.  

I  think about what he's said  
then say with no hesitation 
'now they'll attack to get even' 
turned on my good side 
not the one best photographed 
the side without the arthritis 
went back to sleep.  

feeding the cats 
listening to the TV news, 
I hear how this all went down 
know there will be 
flack jacketed 
and dogs 
all over Times Square

No one at the office even mentioned it.  
I found that strange
if I wanted to 
I could have said something to Her, 
the co-worker I could live without 
I try hard never to make contact with Her
I try really hard.  
It was odd.  
The news Monday evening, is all about Sept 11 
its 10th year anniversary 
an interview with Mayor Guiliani 
who gave President Obama props.  

I noticed not many bloggers mentioning this
I hesitated posting it
but I am/did

I want to know what you think.


  1. It feels strange to be happy that a person is dead - but THIS guy?

    I am happy. We needed something to remind us how united we felt after 9-11; and the president deserves props.

    Love you, Dar.

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral




  2. Daryl, coming from a different coast, and different country (sort of) I'm happy. A bullet in the forehead is what he deserved. I posted on one of my blogs that the monster has met his demise. Good reddens!
    Justice prevails!
    Bless the families.
    Bless you! Time magazine is issuing a red X cover. One of only four, ever. One for Hitler, One for Sadam, one of another worthy arab, and one for this guy! He deserves it!
    I do consider myself a pacifist!

  3. PS The other name was: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. I only put this in because we shouldn't forget this monster either!

  4. This sounds terribly simple and self-centered, but my first thought was, "Good! That f--ker made me take off my shoes."

  5. Working as I do mere blocks from the White House, I can tell you we had our own share of flack-jacketed officers roaming the streets of DC yesterday, out and about and very visible. I don't think Osama's death is to be "celebrated", exactly, but I do think our world is infinitely better off without him. I'm sure his minions already had a contingency revenge plan in place, but I'm equally sure that our special forces are all over the increased chatter and will be prepared to react.

  6. I'm glad he's gone. His orders/actions on 9/11 scared the piss out of me and many others. The world is better off without him.

    Sorry you have to deal with an ass of a co-worker. Life should be easy and it's just hard to understand why some people around us feel the need to make others uncomfortable.


  7. I am informed by my Christianity. It is wrong to be joyful about any human being dieing, even if he is almost surely irredeemably despicable. We are all created in the image of God.

    My prayer is that this will, in history's light, be seen as a positive development. I have my doubts, though. It's not as though his followers are saying, "Well, I guess we should all give up now." Nothing galvanizes a movement as much as a martyr.

  8. I didn't feel much when I first heard, it's been so long and so many have been lost in the name of finding Bin Laden
    I find the massive celebrations and flag waving and chanting of USA disturbing
    it's the same old symbolic crap this country always falls into with little thought for complex issues and always out of context

    And then all the politicians jump back on the 9/11 band wagon
    Rudy must be thrilled - this will give him hours and hours of air time

    The only positive I can take from all this is that it appears we finally have a better intelligence system - let's hope that lasts

  9. I'm glad we care enough for our Country that there are helmuted and Big Gun carryin' people protecting Times Square. I always think they are doing that to protect you, dear.
    My thoughts - I'm proud of the Seals who risked their lives to take him out. So much to think about that situation, but in the end, I'm glad he's gone.
    He's not a martyr, he was a murderer. Plain and simple.

  10. This was the blog post about it I appreciated the most.

  11. I think like you Daryl, they will retaliate. However you can't NOT go after the bad guys in case they retaliate can you? You got to get rid of their leaders first. I'm glad your Navy Seals got the b******.

  12. I think once they get some of the other henchmen who will rant about this guy and other things - I think then the world will be able to heave a huge sigh of relief.
    By the way that op went, I would not be surprised if they don't have an eye on them already.

    What I noticed primarily was how it brought the United States back together again as one country.
    And I noticed that even those who said they would never vote for President Obama - at least respect him for this.

    I also think that for a day the world stopped and took notice of something other than themselves. It seemed almost like a huge sigh of relief echoed around the blue planet.

  13. Even tho justice may have been served, the fear of retaliation does scare the hell out of me!

    "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that"

    -Martin Luther King, Jr.

  14. I'm not sorry he's dead, I LOVE how it went down, and yet, I don't want to run in the streets, celebrating it, either.
    It ain't over.

  15. i am like many... Iam glad he is gone... i do not think that the celebrating is necessary...the retaliation to come is a scarey thought...and I am pretty sure it will come.
    I am proud of our military and scared for them at the same time... because this is just one battle in the war.

  16. I'm with Suldog, he talks sense and wisdom and real...

    however as a cynic, isnt it all too convenient...

    and hell one martyr now, is all we need...he will be replaced by other monsters, if indeed was him....

    saz x

    good for you Daryl...speaking out

  17. We didn't talk about it at work either. I am not an eye for an eye gal. And now I'm scared. But happy. You get it. I know you do.

  18. While I wouldn't celebrate his death, he did die a far kinder death than many who innocently that day. Justice has been served on this man, but the thought of what may follow in the form of retaliation makes me ill.

    Thoughts of that day still bring tears to my eyes, a lump in the throat and a chilling sweat to my brow. Sorry I was too close for comfort to this horrific deed and don't believe I will ever be the same.

  19. I didn't mention it because I usually don't discuss current events. But how I feel about it is that evil needs to be eliminated from this world. I am glad he is dead. Of course they will want to retaliate. But now we know who many of them are. I can't believe how much stuff they confiscated from his place.
    I do find it odd that no one at your work, in NYC of all places, spoke of it. That is odd.

  20. I think I can identify with the quote I heard on NPR, something like,'... I never wish a man dead but I have been very happy to read certain people's obituaries'.


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