I am Charlie
Je suis Charlie
I laugh at myself
I laugh at the world
I mock you with love
I love to contemplate
I love for humanity to think
There are no limits to freedom of expression
As long as we have no hate in the heart
Let us mock the universe
In gaiety and laughter
If we learn not to take ourselves too serious
Maybe just maybe
We shall feed a few poor
Maybe an act of kindness
Maybe we shall forgive and open our hearts
Maybe one shall rejoice and clap at a daily good deed given
Maybe our kindness will rank higher than our ideals
Maybe, just maybe, a cartoon can be just that
We all have different views
Our diversity is our beauty
We can each enjoy that which we see as art
We can each ignore, that which pleases not the eye
Free choice is golden
Cold blooded killers
Have no place in our civilization
Whoever kills in the name of the most merciful
Is a fool and an infidel
If Allah was an artist
The infidels would be caricatures on a sketch pad
To be erased from all of humanity
Yes, I am Charlie
Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2015
Reality is lost and I fear…
That someday, somewhere so near…
I will fall amongst the people so dear…
I fear…that I’ll just be another one…
Another one lost…
I wonder what the cost of my life is
not to get political…
But I want to know what the cost of my life is
Is it money, is it land?
I do not own any of them, I’m just a simple man
I remember, when I ran across your land…
I remember when I kissed my grandmothers hands…
You ripped me away from her, from my home
You took me away from my heart, you took me away from my soul
I feel helpless, I feel low
It’s hard to play along when I know, I have no role
I have become a slave.
After all the love I gave.
When I look at my country, people I want to save
When I look around me, people I wish to change
It seems like a hard thing to do…
When the world around is bigger than you
To the fools who dare murder in his name
When God gave us life…
He warned us, only he can take our lives…
Oh Syria, my home
Oh Syria, my all
Oh Syria, what did they hurt you for?
I am Proud to be your son…
Copyright © Zeki Majed | Year Posted 2013
Heads rolled, limbs frayed, wow!
An ocean of blood, Allahu Akbar!!
Their reason for the season
Martyrs of wiles on these simple lie
Allahu Akbar! 20 virgins tiredly waiting,
Fresh tomatoes winking
it is I
Peace in white, simplicity adorning
God in man, man in God
Will peace through these heathen rise?
Or shall their Alleluias ring? Allahu Akbar!
From the east, their tiny star shone
Dome, doom, mime, maim, gbom!
Shoulder to shoulder they stood
Echoing in splaterring flesh
God in man, man in God
God is the greatest
Senile man plays God
fixing the wrongs of who,
Fireworks in their sky
curl up before lightening kiss the thunder
joy immeasurable facing the star
winking tomatoes screaming I
Je suis Charlie
The Ka'bah, so peaceful
see how it stitches the world
with bombs and explosives
from Baga to Paris
peace offering chanting
Copyright © OPEMIPO AKINSOYINU | Year Posted 2015
The Crusades Began a Holy War
Which Continues to this Day.
We Kill, and Kill, and Now it Seems,
This shall Always be the Way.
One Side Scores, the Others Die,
Then the Cycle is Repeated.
It never Stops, It’s never Done;
The Battles Grow More Heated!
The Way to Peace, it Seems so Clear,
Is not Through Senseless Slaughter.
I Appeal to All, “Please Quit the Fight!”
Save our Sons and Daughters!
To Find Our Way out of the Dark,
We Need only Seek the Light.
A Solution Lies within our Grasp:
Forget who’s Wrong or Right!
This God or that, it Makes no Matter.
This Truth I have Acquired:
Be they Different, or the Same,
The Gods would Preach Cease Fire!
Copyright © Steven Gadberry | Year Posted 2010
Freedom was what we fought for last war
Reaching out for others in times of peace
Allowing other to enjoy the peace we have
Now is the time we stand together again
Choosing to remain united for that peace
Europe was created upon that last battle
War of terror once again visit upon europe
Ensure that the terrorist not win this battle
Remember those who have fallen to night
Etch their names upon the winds of peace
May those who terrorise never win this day
Everything that was fought we won't surrender
Murdering in the name of religion is not war
Bringing terror to Europe we must stop
Ensuring once again peace it will prevail
Remembering those who have fallen tonight
Copyright © john doherty | Year Posted 2015
i seek refuge from the most high.
As the jupiter stars align.
The deity has been forsaken.
My faith is in its reawakening.
Penance for the strong.
Vengeance for the petulant.
As i peer atop the towers of babylon.
Faith is restored by elegance.
Trouble is the soul that worships.
The inclination becomes sordid.
The kabaa'h or the dome of rock.
The populace has been misinformed.
Nothing short of theological derilium.
As i revel in this scripture,s utterance.
Time has diluted that to be carried on.
Now as little as a seed of mustard.
Copyright © abidemi oyewole | Year Posted 2016
There is no stopping the onslaught of Islamic jihadists like
ISIS, Al-Nusra/Al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and the rest—
armed by the Saudis, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, Israel, and the West.
Copyright © Ross Vassilev | Year Posted 2017