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In Memory of Giulio Regenti – a useless killing We carried him on our shoulders Crying our hearts out. Annihilated Time had no meaning. Comfort seemed a helpless fairytale. Inside lay the tortured disfigured body Of a twenty-year old mutilated beyond repair. A young man, brilliant and promising, Killed by suspicion of being a spy. Who could dare comfort his bereaved relatives? Or assure his fiancée of his undying love? Time might heal all wounds but not the deprivation Of a life once full of vitality, now lacking style of life. Meantime those that remain had to deal with kisses Handshakes, tender hugs and tears. But can anyone forget the unknown murderers? Can anyone suppress the hate that now festers in us? Forgive? Can we forget? Some might try, others not, That’s when we realized that the youth was really dead. Killed, tortured slowly by unknown persons in Egypt. He was studying Egyptian Economics and was mistook for a spy. The Egyptian authorities could (?) not solve his murder.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 8/4/2021 8:37:00 AM
So unnecessary and sad for that innocent young man. It’s happening all over the world and getting worse by the day. Well written, well said Victor… Belle
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Date: 8/3/2021 5:16:00 PM
this kind of thing is sad beyond sad. I never heard of this situation but yes, this happens far more often than we can know WELL done, Victor
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Date: 8/3/2021 12:32:00 PM
It's awful; one must be very careful wherever they go. There are inaccuracies and incorrect assumptions. Aggression is a disease that afflicts our society, and a cure is urgently needed. It's a dreadful fact of life in today's world. An excellent eulogy Victor.
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Date: 8/3/2021 11:39:00 AM
Sad, horrible, one has to be so careful wherever they may go. Misunderstandings and misjudgment do happen. It's a sad fact of our world. Well penned tribute.
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Date: 8/3/2021 11:21:00 AM
This young man's death is so very sad. Violence is like a disease in our world, one in desperate need of a cure. Evelyn
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Date: 8/3/2021 10:51:00 AM
A sad one…
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Date: 8/3/2021 10:04:00 AM
Yeah, right! They did it themselves.. Very good, Victor. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/3/2021 9:31:00 AM
So upsetting to think of the pain inflicted on this young man RIP..Delice
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Date: 8/3/2021 8:23:00 AM
Really sorry state of mankind, thanks for this tribute to him, Victor, a young life snuffed out too soon by cruel people...
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Date: 8/3/2021 6:02:00 AM
Your story tugs the heart. The world has lost its way. Thank you for sharing, Victor. May he rest in peace.
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Date: 8/3/2021 2:51:00 AM
what a senseless murder, it is sad beyond words Victor but his memory will live on through your poem:-( hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/3/2021 2:06:00 AM
- Only 28-year-old and had life ahead of him - Cruel act, his body was so badly disfigured ... his own mother could barely identify him ... yes, I have read about this, Victor - Terribly sad - hugs // Anne-Lise :(
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Date: 8/3/2021 2:01:00 AM
It really hurts to see these kind of news that is happening around the world almost every minute... Such a wicked world it is...
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Date: 8/3/2021 1:49:00 AM
I remember that terrible tragedy Victor, only the other day I was reading about that journalist who was assainated by criminals in Malta. These evildoers will one day answer for their crimes. Its a sick world we live in Victor. Tom
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Date: 8/3/2021 2:23:00 AM
Everyone feels they will get away with it and some are not even being investigated. Malta is now a corrupt island.
Date: 8/2/2021 11:37:00 PM
Hi Victor, It saddens me a senseless act of violence murdered an innocent young man that had a promising future. This should have never happened. My heart goes to the young man’s family. The fact that his case remains unsolved is horrible- Alexis
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