What The Killers Really Want

What The Killers Really Want

 

As horrendous killing rears its head once more,

In an airport, a Metro, a city.

Humanity’s appalled, traumatised to its core.

We wring our hands in rage, in shock, in pity.

 

One more time, one more day, one more outrage.

In wordless astonishment, unspeakable atrocity.

No warning, no alarm, no clearing of the stage,

The terror deepened by its chilled rapidity.

 

Anger boils, resentment grows, revenge an easy mauling,

Hear the range of easy vengeance targets rise,

Innocent believers of a different calling,

What the killers want—all Muslims blamed in many eyes.

 

I have no easy answer, salve or cure

For the evil guised in ISIL’s name,

But of one thing certain I am sure,

NOT EVERY MUSLIM IS TO BLAME.

 

Seumas Gallacher

March 22nd, 2016

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23 responses to “What The Killers Really Want

  1. You don’t have an easy answer ? So you’re not a politician. There is no easy answer. There never is an easy answer to a complex problem. The people who did it today are just brain washed idiots. They are neither muslims nor christian nor jews nor buddhist. Just brain washed idiots

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  2. Christine Nedahl

    Well said, Seamus. A heartfelt piece.

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  3. Well said, Seamus. Heartfelt words. xx

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  4. Excellent, Seamus. You spoke my thoughts in your verse.

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  5. O,u,t,s,t,a,n,d,i,n,g, Hear. Hear.

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  6. Well done, Seumas. My feelings exactly. I’m in a position where I don’t need to go to crowded venues like airports and metro stations, but working people don’t have that option. This hateful group of “brainwashed” idiots are out to cause the most damage they can. Hopefully, something will be done to stop them and soon. They’re a human cancer in the body of mankind. —- Suzanne

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  7. Great stuff Seumas, have reblogged.

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  8. Rosa Ave Fénix

    Lovely words…I never undertand fanaticism, I respect all religions and people who really are good believers… but sure these criminals are not believers at all.. solution??? I don’t know … just think that violence begets more violence.

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  9. Sally A. Peckham

    Well said! 🙂

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