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The Road to Perdition

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The Road to Perdition

With the advent of those with devious intent
To serve own greed, a heaven torn apart
A shift into darkness, perpetual, distend
A vendetta, to burn through generations, sparked

Once bound by the seal of love, of empathy
A Cultivation that boasted of intrinsic diversity
This brotherhood that cherished in peace and harmony
Now thirsts for blood, in the name of vanity

Induced upon us, an obstinate ferocity
A misbegotten hunger that fuels our rage
Bequeathed down ages, a curse upon humanity
Blinded of reason, unleashed carnage

We seek serenity in slaughter of our own
And devastate families to satiate our yearns
Our cause, to us, still remains unknown
Yet, the desire to kill, back home returns

Denial to this order is yet to be witnessed
Divided, we fall, do you not understand
The faith, the legacy, and the strength we harness
Whatever the odds, united, we stand

Shall I best through tides and deny the inclined
Or succumb to the norms of the wretched fraternity 
To be a man of purpose, an enlightened mind
Or be a conscript of havoc, doomed for eternity

By Muhammad Hussain Effendi

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  1. Date: 11/20/2011 5:10:00 PM
    This is simply an AWESOME poem! You are a great poet - keep writing please!!! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 11/1/2011 3:05:00 PM
    I'm reminded - uncomfortably - of those who kill in the name of God, or Jesus, or another prophet. I say, leave God and his prophets out of killing. It is a man-made evil. Your write speaks of enlightenment. Good thinking. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 6:44:00 PM
    To be a man of purpose, an enlightened mind..That is good purpose is a great motivation to live by..Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work about lunch with friends...Sara

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 9:32:00 PM
    Had to read this dark emotional poem again to absorb the intensity you give in it. Amazing style you have to put across such rhyme. A great one !

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 10:26:00 PM
    Hi Hussain, So nice to find another verse of yours. Your rhyme is perfect and the story well told. I enjoyed reading so much. I enjoyed your special vist and comments too!