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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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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