Monday, April 13, 2009

The Reckoning

Ages ago a peoples prospered
while throwing young
virgins into the fire...
as a sacrifice for their
good fortune.

A dogma meanwhile prospered
to greatness
by sacrificing a young
mother to banishment
as an embarrassment
to patriarchy...
their god was born of
a virgin...
she was too old
to be of any harm. 

Now a fervent ideology
straps on bombs and
kills indiscriminately
seeking a place in heaven
with virgins waiting.

And how do you think those
virgins will greet them
once there?

The banishment to fires...
a man made hell
my only guess.

Who can say?
I can only speculate.

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