Advertisements

Poem: And What of Paris?


French-flag-and-tears200

(Credit: Randomly found via Google – no name on post)

Paris is burning
I can see the smoke
smell the reek of flesh
and charred remains

From far away
I watch
I weep
I pray

In the name of the father…
and of the sons
and of the daughters
– scarred by hate.

In the name of the light…
my faith is dying
– brilliance fading to black.

In the name of reason…
smoke smothers my soul.
– breaking down all logic.
.
In the name of the law…
mercy turns to suspicion.
– rules shattering like glass.

In the name of fraternity
love turns inward
– breaking all trust.

My spirit is broken
beyond all healing
beyond the keening of words
our voices have no meaning
we have become the croaking of crows
swarming in murder
blackening the skies

In the name of art…
beauty is vanquished
– canvas tattered in the wind.

In the name of speech…
how can one write
– these pages red with blood.

In the name of poetry
mocking all prophets
– poets weep ink.

In the name of enlightenment
We now ashamed to be human
– remember we are born of mud.

And to mud we return
dust and ashes
we are not gods
we are but flesh
born to die

If your god tells you to kill to prove your faith
then your god isn’t very good.

Advertisements

5 responses

  1. Pleased to see a non pious, ridiculous, pompous, pointless ‘My prayers go to those in Paris ‘ post. Maybe an omnipotent god would have stopped it happening. Oh sorry. It all happens for His purpose. Then he’s a fucker I don’t want to believe in.

    Like

    1. If both sides have an omnipotent god then how would it end? Only impotent gods do battle via madmen.

      Like

      1. I rest my case. I’m having a hard time on FB just now, people objecting to my stance.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Really? People not agreeing with you? Huh. Is that a first?. 🙂

        Like

Shall we have a conversation?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: