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Cubs of the Caliphate
“The ink of the scholar is more holy than the
blood of the martyr.” from the Koran.
How do we win a hundred years war--
now that George W. has kicked off
New Millennium Crusades, gone too far,
and pushed us into a killing trough--
stoked fear levels to a record high,
stimulated martyrs to want to die,
activated lone wolves & radical cells,
helped to create inexorable hells?
Where do we find the pragmatic path
to shut down the deadly jihadist chatter,
to unearth those kinships that really matter
& stop creating all the bloody negative math?
For God wears way too many masks--
we find no answers in sacred text,
find no solace in empty platitudes.
We no longer can simply bask
in inflexible nationalism, or the next
lying promises from some demagogic dudes--
because once again we now must face
children with bombs strapped in lace,
who are dead before they ever lived,
little souls lost forever and never revived.
We are in the grip
of ancient prophesy, withno egress apparent.
Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub