“Je Suis Charlie”- A Dirge

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The pen is mightier than the sword,

Or so they were taught..

Who knew what they penned

Was with peril fraught?

Living in modern times

They had assumed

Freedom of expression

Who knew they were doomed?

They had not a clue

Of men on the prowl

Whose narrow-mindedness

Declared their thought foul..

Extremists they were

In their religion’s name

A heinous act they performed

Without any shame..

The world is in mourning

Shocked! Horrified!

At senseless violence;

Leaving millions petrified..

The loss is tremendous

Of precious human life;

And the fabric of freedom

Has been  slashed with a knife..

In a world that stands divided

The chasm grows wider

Clash of ideology

Is the theme of the hour.

In the heat of emotion

May good sense prevail

May the good in mankind

Never ever fail…..

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