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(Ben Heine - Cartoons)
Wherever we deliver democracy
Wrapped in an obdurate shell
Penetrating all flesh and bone
It is not peace that rises, but hell.
Exiting this blasted allegiance
Souls. Limbs. Shrieking death;
Body parts wrapped in blankets;
Lopped arms and legs and head,
Eyes, ears, fingers, toes,
Baby blanket, feet, not hope;
Fruitlessness muddled collectively,
Disregarded, lopped off
As if body parts in a junkyard
Collected of Bush’s loathsome beast
And ravenous slaughter.
Body entrails draped over flesh and bone
where something beautiful and smiling had home.
The living are like zombies to this specter
With outstretched arms searching
The ground for missing portions
All the while crying to Allah,
“A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim”.
This war, this marauding empire,
It is a devil’s banquet.
This salvage yard of humanity,
A jigsaw of empty shell,
Eyes, ears, and flesh of the dead,
The forever damaged, hell...
Seeking refuge toward Allah's realm.
Copyright © 2006 mrp / thepoetryman
A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim is an Arabic phrase meaning "I seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan, the Damned", is often recited by Muslims prior to reciting the Qur'an or beginning any task. It is often followed by the Basmala. (
Ben Heine - Cartoons
Sunday, October 29, 2006
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