21st Century Monsters


The killing of a man does not destroy an ideal

fools alone who know little of history

believe in their cause alone

failing to see their demise

their name inscribed in stone

through the ages demigods have arisen

they always have died

many before their time

you  have an evil belief

one that shakes your fist at goodness

your ideals are wrapped around destruction

what have you to gain?

you don’t even know

for you have already taken on snake’s skin

inhumane the beast you are from within

you and your kind will perish

long before the end

for indoctrinating innocent lives

you will gnash your teeth

even as time upon itself bends

and there will be no one to hear your cries

 

 

 

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Powerful, Leslie. I cannot fathom how extremists who do not value life think they are acting in the name of religion. True religion does not condone murder. These are heavy days.

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