We live in a time of paranoia and prejudice,
Danger lurking around every corner,
Evil in strangers faces we pass on the street.
Every act of senseless violence is labeled terrorism,
Can not a murder just be a murder?
Despicable as it is this act has transcended our history.
Must religious affiliation define every murderous act?
Must every act of violence be by the hands of a terrorist?
Vigilance is indeed prudent
Though hypervigilance is divisive.
This world if full of people with mental instability.
Those disillusioned by their circumstances.
Many feeling small or invisible
Seeking attention by the most horrible means.
Christians and Jews are among them
Though they are not so quickly label terrorists.
Our government is in collusion with the media
Spreading fear and hysteria, but to what end?
Perhaps to convince us to willingly forfeit our freedoms
All under the guise of greater protection.
Just realize that once gone
Freedoms lost will be difficult to recapture.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~