Killer Boy
 
Long live Islam! As if he cared.
As if he knew what it was.
For the glory of Allah! Who’s that?
The boy’s just in for the kill.
 
He doesn’t represent any faith,
Just recruited by a group of extremists
Who says that they fight for Islam,
Even though Islam denies that
They are part of them.
Even though Islam is just like
Every other religion,
To become closer to God
And do his work.
 
Is murdering and
Terrorizing everybody
Including
Women and children
Part of God’s work?
 
Killer Boy, you don’t
Know what you
Are doing.
Killer Boy, find out what
Your Islamic mission
Is supposed to be.

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Charlotte B. Williams
about 4 years

I agree !!! Killing innocent people is not a mission from God.

Robert L. Martin
over 4 years

Thanks for the comment James. It looks like to me that Satan is trying to turn churches against each other these days. At least we know in the end he will be defeated, maybe, which I hope is through the unification of all religions That is the only thing that won't lead to Armageddon. But, I guess Armageddon is in accordance to the Bible's prophesies.

D. Thurmond   aka  JEF (James Everett Falcon)
over 4 years

First, a well crafted poem... There is dialog in the Old Testament, The Arch Angel visits Danielle and says that he is late arriving because he was battling Satan for the body of Moses. Like the body of Christ, Moses has a body that is under constant attack, at times, I guess, Satan gets control of some. As Eve said, the serpent Beguiled me. Satan seem to be a master of Beguilement. I see him working in a lot of churches too. - "Vanity, vanity, all is vanity, and chasing after the wind."

Robert L. Martin
over 4 years

I have a good friend from Turkey that is a Muslim. There is a Muslim retreat about five miles from here. I like it very much. The people there are so kind.

J Ann Crowder
over 4 years

I can see your poem sparked a passionate discussion. I'm very religious and at one time in my life I even served a mission for my church. I've read the bible many times. I almost studied Theology at a Christian College at one point but decided to go with Special Education. I went on to get a Masters Degree in that field. I'm also a bit of a history buff. I was so interested in the Middle East I took a history class in college at ASU. It was no surprise nearly ALL my classmates were Muslim. I made some friends and at one time my husband and I had Muslim neighbors. Over the years I've learned so many things. I have grown a love for Muslims and really people of all faiths. This kind of thing has 100% to do with power, money, and greed and nothing (0%) to do with religion. Religion is just the mask they wear. This has happened throughout history so many times. This is why we use the saying "wolf in Sheep clothing." And history does repeat itself. There is a history in nearly all religions of men using their faith to do evil. But, we have to remember that most people use their religions in the right way. Most of us just want to do good with our lives. Muslims are no different.

Robert L. Martin
almost 5 years

Whether or not Satan actually exists, to me is a metaphor for evil, and God, the metaphor for good. I truly believe in God, and his works are being abused on earth, which he knew was going to happen, ie. the Book of Revelations. Darren, what you told me about the Buddhists really shocked me. I had no idea that they were doing such a horrible thing. I believe that love is the consecration of religion. Love is that unattainable platteau that religion can't reach until it recognizes that love is more holy than religion is.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 4 years

Well said Robert! And great poem! I know this topic is a hard topic but sometimes we do have to talk about these things. I think poetry is a great way to express some of it and our personal feelings regarding how the world is turning. Sometimes I'd like to think all religious books are just books of poetry relaying a valuable message pertinent specifically to the day and time it was written and addressing the current happenings of the time. At the end of the day I do believe it's a little more than that though.

Parker Jennings
almost 5 years

Sure thing, absolutely. Yeah...circumcision. Actually is kinda funny to think that's a legitimate practice. I want to know the madman who first thought to advocate and enforce it.I've been shouted by Jewish people before. I accept that they have a bias perspective in the matter and I don't hold it against them (they are many, MANY different kinds of Jewish people, even atheist Jews. It's more of a culture thing, less a religion at that stage.) Of course, my views are constantly changing and I'm not somebody to hold a position in the sand without being able to back it up. But seeing the Old Testament as an amoral catalogue does well to explain the massive amount of genocide going on. And development of societal laws, etc.I've never heard anyone conclude that God is more than likely a fallen angel. Interesting perspective. I'm more prone to conclude that these are the tales of ancient cultures (seeing as how human beings from time immemorial have been creating legends pertaining to their culture) but if your viewpoint gives you happiness, awesome.Thanks for your input as well. I always like having conversations like this. Peace on you and have a good day. If you want to add any more information or response, feel free to. I've spoken my piece and don't want to be any more obtuse than I already have

lowercasemmmmmm
almost 5 years

it's a horrible business all round, Martin. it's a sad fact that people on the street are distrusting Muslim neighbours and distancing themselves from friends, it's awful.
what I find incredible is the turn of events in Burma, where the Buddhists are slaughtering the Muslims seeking refuge from neighbouring countries. I only knew about that because I view news feeds from other countries; I'm very distrustful of the way the media reports things, generally you are forced to swallow a distorted view of facts that manipulate bias. when I read up on it I was horrified, more so that the western media don't think it front page news; peace loving Buddhists slaughtering Muslims would I suppose change the fundamental mindset of the western audience. it certainly makes you question: what is a terrorist, and more to the point, who are the real terrorists.
my definition of a terrorist is a faceless bully, that can instil a fear in the heart of a populace at any given moment. when you put it like that the only true terrorists are media conglomerates; they alone sway the opinions of the masses, not facts.
have a lovely day, Martin.

lowercasemmmmmm
almost 5 years

well...that was a really lengthy way to try to tell me I'm wrong in my opinion. as I said, my view is my own and isn't meant to cause offence. to use the word "amoral" in description of the Old Testament is a tad off the mark; I have several Jewish friends that would vehemently shout you down over that.I agree that Satan has been saddled with a lot of things over the years, though in my eyes it's not possible to see that a supreme being, the creator of all, would behave in the way he does. as far as I can see, being: vengeful, hateful, spiteful, merciless, murderous, egocentric, megalomaniacal, capricious and narcissistic to the last degree are not qualities that any person with even an ounce of discernment would associate with a God; all those qualities are associated with Satan, demons or Devils.as far as covenants go, I have particular problems with circumcision. it seems highly unlikely that a God that made man to resemble him would ask him to disfigure himself to show loyalty. the whole thing is a bucket full of holes.in conclusion, after reviewing the facts, I can only ascertain that God is in fact not who he says he is, more than likely a fallen angel etc. that's the only line of fit in this particular ridiculous jigsaw.
one last thing, as long as good and evil exist there can never truly be a monotheistic religion; a mind that constantly prays to a deity to deliver them from an evil gives the evil credence and therefore as much power as good. so, all religions are dualistic.thanks for you input. as I said I mean no offence by my views, I just say things as I see them...perceived either rightly or wrongly.

Parker Jennings
almost 5 years

Well, actually it would be a more apt discription to say that the god of the old testament is a god of balances, of both good and evil. Seeing as how the ancient hebrew religion is built solely on the idea of one god, monotheism, there was no idea of a satan, or challenger. To have such a figure would mean the religion is not monotheistic, it would be dualistic. All the scoundrel angels (specifically the one in Job) have to work with Yahweh's permission.Eventually that idea became less popular as the religious tribes sought for leniency and grew frustrated with the complicated balance of both good and evil, so the New Testament authors wrote God as a just but merciful benevolent being and a new figure, Satan, became the scapegoat for the evils of the world.And, last note, the Old Testament is "amoral." That's a good note for exegeting any old covenant scriptures

Robert L. Martin
almost 5 years

Thank you, Darren. I don't know the Bible as well as you do, but I hate the fact that the boys recruited into the forces of Isis don't even know what they are fighting for and they say that they are religious, and fighting for a cause. What cause?.

BPJ
almost 5 years

what the fuck do you know about islam and isn't this poem conviently time to cash in on recent events. why don't you try writing a poem about all the little secrets you're afraid to expose. that's poetry not writing about todays headlines.

lowercasemmmmmm
almost 5 years

religion is a funny thing alright! I've recently decided to read the bible, old and New Testament, start to finish. one thing that is glaringly obvious to me, the Yahweh depicted in the Old Testament can only be a demon, no God would dish out the punishment he does; or require as much sacrifice and subservience, let alone covenants. it surely is a mad world! no offence to you or anyone reading this, totally my own musing!
good write sir!

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