I am not "Charlie," but I stand with him...
Global community shrinking daily,
one terrorist attack at a time.
Fanatics will do what they do,
regardless of the provocation.
How sad the religion
whose God condones
violence, not love.
Shall we confront the camel that spits in our eye?
Neither cower….nor ridicule,
but stand firm for the truth.
Beware “ignorance” and “want,”
silent precursors of rage and contempt
“Protect and defend’
isn’t the same
as “attack and destroy.”
How can we let strangers
dictate our ‘freedoms’ from afar?
Be the cure that suffuses the veins
of rabid misunderstanding.
I am not “Charlie, but I stand with him…
© Ginny Brannan 2014
Prompted by d'Verse Poets Meeting the Bar: 10 Word Poetry. Not sure that I would call this poetry, just the musings and ravings of a rather medicated, cold-ridden writer on the world news of the past week. Much food for thought, and as you can see, my thoughts skip all over the place...