I Have no understanding of times like these.
Spinning blades forged of blackest sin,
Whirl and twirl from the evil within,
Wrought by a hate that I will never understand,
These bastards of Satan have butchered another innocent man.
Vile and sick are these cowards, in their false belief,
For there is no religion that makes murder its decree.
For they come to rob, and they come to steal from the innocent souls
of their own little children who are to young for hate to know.
They teach them from their youth, and in their hearts…evil they sow.
And they watch in darkest glee as the hatred in their own children grows.
Spinning and turning,
The steel of evil is yearning,
And death is its name
For the days of sorrows
Fast approach our tomorrow
when evil will be at the top of its game.
I can’t find it in my will
to kill in anybody’s name.
For cant you see,
Life is sacred to me.
Where do I stand,
in this evil land?
For I am taught to forgive,
However, this is darkness
That must not live.
J. Allen Wilson © 2004
Come, let us reason together
And seek peace in His name forever.
· June 18: American hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr killed by Muslim militants.
· June 12: American Kenneth Scroggs shot dead in a Riyadh suburb as he parked in front of his home. Al-Qaida claims responsibility.
· June 8: An American working for Vinnell, a U.S. firm that helps train the Saudi National Guard, shot dead in suburban Riyadh.
· June 6: Saudi gunmen kill Simon Cumbers, an Irish cameraman working for the BBC, and seriously wound his British colleague, Frank Gardner, in Riyadh.
· May 29: Militants attack oil company and housing compounds in Khobar, then flee to the city's Oasis housing complex. Saudi commandoes free 41 hostages. Twenty-two civilians are killed, including an American, a Briton and an Italian.
· May 1: Gunmen kill five Westerners and two police in a shooting spree in the oil center of Yanbu.
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|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
|Very powerful poetry, Poet!!! We cannot sit by and allow this to continue!!! It must be STOPPED NOW!!!|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
*STANDING OVATION* for remembering--this evil cannot continue
*tears* powerful, powerful write--meter and rhyming perfect
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
and may God have mercy--
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|Allen, I commend you on your posting this write.
In fear of sounding like I'm promoting war I'll just say...I pray God watches over all of us. Lisa
|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|All this must stop! Pull the Americans and other Westerners out of harms way, if we can't protect them! Bill Murray|
|Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
This ending is excellent a powerful poem and so masterful!!!!
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|I agree with Roberts statement.|
|Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader)
|strong writing Allen here, says it all quite well al|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|extremism in any form is intolerable ... hatred under the guise of religion is a most unfortunate pretense of the human condition ...
powerful poem ...
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Allen this is a fantastic, humanitarian piece
I'm glad we can at least get it out on paper
I've been sick all day.
I'm trying to understand what possible use I can be.
How can I help,to stem the tide of misery that is
approaching us all. Those poor families, I cried and
prayed on and off all day.How can we fight such evil,
save for 'God's intervention, yet people still don't get it,
and the country is divided.God be with us!
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
|< tears >
I wish for all the killings to stop, my friend...
I think it's in the Lord's hands and may not be
resolved until His coming...
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Time to leave the whole of the middle east, to middle easterners...no more blood spilled for the sake of Allah, no more holy war, if they want a "real" war, even though I am thoroughly against it and would vote for peace, I say give them what they want...they have no bravery to face down tanks, and nuclear weapons...all they have is cowardice, hiding their faces behind masks and hoods...didn"t the KKK lose most of its might of the past the very same way?
This subject just pisses me the f*** off, sorry to be so strong here but I am tired of the deaths happening to our brothers, it is time to, unfortunately, fight back...Ed
|Reviewed by Rose L
|Very painful but thoughtful write here. Lest we forget...Nicholas Berg...only 26 years old...the first to have been beheaded.
This is a kind of hatred and horror that is so incredibly hard to make any sense of at all.
Thank you for sharing this, and I shall endeavor to keep all of the families of these people in my thoughts and prayers.