its not just paris

getting home friday evening 
turning on the news 
 immediately shocked 
 worried about friends who are in paris 
going to facebook to see if they'd posted 
yes they were safe 

 i saw a post my friend steve commented on
 last week
 last thursday
 there was another terror attack
 45 innocent people were killed
 it happened in beirut 
the capital of a country 
whose total population
less than 25% of paris
its also a turbulent country
thats why
 no one took much notice
no check in page on Facebook
no temporary photo to show solidarity
no constant updates from the media

 i am not usually someone 
who blogs about anything more serious 
than a bad cup of coffee
but this really bugged me

here's what my friend steve posted 

"when you think of paris, 13 november
dont forget beirut, 12 november"