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Fame Or Shame

The Hijacker emerged
onto the cock pit,
his face was dark and dangerous,
his eyes
were bulging under religious lies,
looking angry enough to strangle
with the first person who wanted to tangle,
he spat out curse words,
in another language
that would have burned even God’s ears,
voice hoarse,
but the danger nears,
he’s doing it for his God under cloak,
the plane fills with smoke,
and everyone chokes,
he muttered God’s name,
no other explanation.
Fame or shame,
and God’s name in vain.

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  1. Date: 6/12/2009 3:14:00 PM
    a ripping good poem, Frank, how ya doin? Jim

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 12:48:00 PM
    Frank, this is so powerful and timely as well. I cannot understand hijackers or terrorists; their motives elude me. Thanks for your comments on "Too Fast for Me." I wish my sister had let me read it at my father's funeral. I like the way you think, and the way you FEEL.

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 2:27:00 AM
    That is no place for God. I know. So many misguided souls (do they even have souls left???) terrible, great poem, love, Kristin

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 6:22:00 AM
    Frank..only you my brother would find humor..actually I thought it was afun write but others may differ.

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 5:48:00 AM
    In vain, indeed! For what purpose? You give life to characters such as these in your writing. Verfy well done. Michael

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 4:59:00 PM
    Frank you are at it again brother..who left the door open these characters of that you paint..another interesting write friend..I am so glad to have your work on my radar. Godd write brother.