Ode to Terrorists

So you think you are smart, don’t you?
Yeah sure you live in your pipe dreams

Wow!! You are real men, aren’t you?
With power to thunder and create havoc

You want to scare us, want to terrorize
How desperately you seek our hatred!

We don’t hate you, but we do pity
Pity your sickness, your pathetic mind

You disgust us but we don’t hate you
No time to hate, we’re too full of love

You kill, we embrace our dead like never before
Million bouquets united us all at Martin Place

The heroes you killed, will live on in our hearts
And you? You lived alone, died alone, to be forgotten

You loner! You loser! Can’t you see?
You became weak, we became strong!!

You killed school kids in Peshawar, fragile and sweet
In our love for these kids, we forgot to hate you

We tender humans cried freely for the departed
You macho cowards made us cry, then run and hide

You hide your face before killing, and after killing
You live a cloaked and masked dead life

You give terror, we become strength
You give hatred, we become love

You’ll lose your games!!  We will win!!!
It’s that simple…


I wrote this poem after Sydney Terror Seige  in December, 2014 and soon after that massacre of innocent children inside Peshawar school
Who would not be moved by such videos: school children and bodies

My feelings are now apt for current France Terror Attack.  Sadly nothing’s changed….

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12 thoughts on “Ode to Terrorists

  1. Darkness even if deadly, is temporary.
    Light is permanent.

    A Lady….has…..raised her voice, a torch, against terrorism.
    It is a great beginning.

    And ….well ‘begun’….. is ….half Done !!

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  3. Violence may seem to be winning, in the short term, like huge boulders breaking away from mountains of madness, overrunning innocent lives; yet it is love that eventually conquers all, as merciful drops of water, gently flowing over and ultimately breaking through rocky barriers of hatred, to bind and unify souls scattered by greed and hatred.. Very powerful poem, alka…

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    • Thanks Rajagopal ji! Everything you said is true and essentially that’s the message of my poem too. It ‘s too powerful a poem so much so that I wrote it but was hesitant about it for quite some time esp. with my open site.


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