With rage filled falsetto,
The sword they did swing.
Exuding pure hatred,
As the metal blade did ring.
Their gesture surely proved,
Cruel motives not of God.
Over all the legions of bodies,
Their evil boots do trod.
How meaningless their killings,
Of brothers of the Quran.
All others considered infidels,
In this–God’s promised land.
While radiation bleaches,
The dead down to their bones.
Plaster’s painted red,
By blood spilled in their homes.
ISIS claims their quest,
God commanded of their troops.
While really it’s about power,
And the subjugating of groups.
Capturing the palaces,
The baroque and gaudy estates.
Feasting on the finest,
On gold and silver plates.
They pledge that no longer,
Will dormancy exist.
The caliphate will rise,
And rule with an iron fist.
Every living thing,
Will cower under their command.
Geese and sheep and camel,
And the people of this land.
Sadly violence met with violence,
May be the only way this stops.
Freeing terrorized citizens
To return to their farms and shops.
While nations far and wide,
Debate their horrid fate.
One nation no matter how imperfect
Stepped in before it was too late.
We lost one of our own,
One who never fought.
We pray that your death
Will not be all for naught.
The best thing we can do,
To honor your needless loss
Is to bravely stay the course,
And win at any cost.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
this is a wonderful and great post!
Thank you very much for that.
Excellent Dom a fitting tribute.
Thank you very much my friend, that is nice of you to say. 🙂
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VERY WELL-DONE….MASTER POET!!!!
Thank you Jonathan, that is quite the compliment, I am honored though I wouldn’t necessarily say master. 🙂
You “is” better than I in this particular poetry style. 🙂
Well my friend when it comes to the limerick you are the Supreme Master, I am in awe. 🙂
Thank you Jonathan, I owe it all to the prompt. 🙂
Bravo, Dom —
It is, indeed, all about power — and very little about faith. These are sick people.
They certainly are, they try to wrap their actions in religion, but in reality religion is really the last thing this is about. They are sick.
You are absolutely right.
Absolutely powerful and intriguing! Love it!
Thank you very much. I love these prompts although I don’t get to do them as often as I would like.