Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jihad


image borrowed from bing

Jihad

Yes, there is Christ-consciousness
in the Koran; some of it reads
like the Gnostic scrolls, yet

when a zealous Muslim girl will
strap five pounds of C-4 to her
beautiful chest to martyr herself

by murdering Infidels,
awaiting her hurrahs
as savior and hero,

embracing warped visions
of Heaven,

where is Allah and love?


Glenn Buttkus

February 2012

Posted over with G-Man at Flash 55 with Mr. Knowitall
Posted as #24 over at dVerse Poets-OLN33

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10 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Great piece!

G-Man said...

I'd like to know the same thing Glen.
Powerful and moving questions that you pose.
Magnificent 55 My Friend
Thanks for playing once again.
Keep it up!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

i swear i commented on this one before...religeon, all religeon, has found a way in which to declare war on others...far from the tenets of love

colleen said...

Good question, well paced and placed.

Jannie Funster said...

EXCELLENT point! Where IS the love?

xo

Natasha Head said...

They are where they should be, of course, flowing from the pens of poets who have managed to hang on to the truth that all we are is love. God is love...he's just not present at the moment, having given us the best toy ever...free will...and all the c4 it can carry.

Fred Rutherford said...

great job glenn. Ideas like this span the history of every religion- outstanding job of displaying this poetically. Again, great job. Thanks

ayala said...

Great job. Where is the love ?

Beth Winter said...

Strong and compelling

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Indeed where is Allah and love?

If God exists I am certain He will be weeping at mans warped interpretation of love and belief that mass murder gains entry to Heaven.

Excellent write.

Anna :o]