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Think again.... By Armenouhi Minassian I haven't been there, I haven't seen the kill... But I saw the horror In people's eyes... I heard their mourning, I felt their pain, And their unbending will To punish the crime.... And it wasn't just war... It was a genocide, Cold-blooded murder Captured in facts... Slaughter of kids and the old Slaughter of women and the weak Slaughter of a whole nation To own their land. I haven't been there I haven't seen the scene, But I have no respect For people who kill... Especially for ones Who don't have honesty And live in denial Never confess... And one unpunished crime Leads to another one. If you think you don't care... Think again.... Armenouhi Minassian was born in the village of Mughni in Ashtarak District of Armenia. She's a graduate from the Yerevan State University with a Masters degree in Armenian Language and Literature and in Teaching. For several years she worked as a teacher in #155 Secondary school of Yerevan. Armenouhi started to write poetry when she was 10. Her first poem was broadcast by Armenian radio when she was in the third grade. She received her first award for reading her poetry in the Scholastic Olympics competition in 1966. Her first article was published in the Ashtarak district Newspaper in 1972. Armenoui migrated to the United States in 1993. In 2001, a collection of her poetry was published in Los Angeles under the title "Veratsnund". Her poems have appeared in "Hi Life", "Asbarez", "Azdarar", "New Mirage Quarterly" and in several anthologies including "The Best Poets and Poems of 2002". Her new poetry collection "Mundane Yearnings", written in Armenian, is ready for publication. Recently she started to write song lyrics both in English and Armenian.