image borrowed from bing
“And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy
to his mighty heart, until the Devil whispered behind the leaves,
“It’s pretty, but is it Art?”.” ---Rudyard Kipling
Again, again, Islamic extremism rears its ugly head,
as immigrant converts murder & maim innocent people;
Infidelism now is the jihadist slur America suffers.
Christianity has been misused by zealots throughout history,
yet today too many view Islam as a religious cancer,
and mosques as breeding grounds for extremism & terror.
Yet much of the world remains tranquil ensconced within
Buddhism, Bahai, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, & Taoism.
Even the plethora of pagans prefer peace over chaos.
Does God, in his many guises, smile at our fervent posturing?
All inflexible worshippers seem to be lost in their stoicism,
and doves cannot fly in a vacuum of grief and misguided gall.
Posted over on dVerse Poets FFA
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