William Benjamin Jenkins
This is William Benjamin Jenkins, a sixteen year-old homicide victim,
and this page is dedicated to his memory. He wrote this poem, "And
We Are All Idiots." You can see for yourself from reading his works
that the world has lost an insightful and caring person. We would like
to thank his father for giving us permission to celebrate William's Spirit
by sharing this poem with you here.
I know nothing of good or evil or the reason
behind the horrors of man
I know little of a god or what scripture or interpretation is truth
One will say that to be a true believer and lover of the lord is to
hate your fellow man for the
simple pigment of their flesh
Many will say hell waits for those who do not
redeem themselves, yet they should beg for
No one race is superior and no one belief is the way to salvation
How are we to judge which god to believe when so many
from such "denominations" preach
words of hate supposedly derived from "the holy book"
Who are we to judge who will be slaves and who will be kings
when the actions of so many
reflect so many fools?
William was shot and killed during a robbery at the restaurant
where he was on his second day of work. He was sixteen years-old at the
time. At the following link you will find the story of William's life,
and death, along with many links and resources for those suffering traumatic
and other losses.