Treasure Island

Paul Sebastian


MH 17 Aftermath


Be terrorists or separatists
Empowered by some interests
Equipped with weapons of war
At whim, do anything with no law
An army of irresponsible men
Mercenaries with evil intention
Careless killings justify their end
Claiming a civil-strive on war trend

MH 17 loaded with 298 brought down
"By mistake" missile-shot from ground
No one owns up responsibility
Tale-telling signs removed evidently
To hide the hands of powers-that-be
Enflamed nations of victims seek justice
Families lost! What solace? What peace?
The world grieves, praying for the lost!
Rebels war cause inhuman and unjust!

Our country suffering the second tragedy
(With the first, yet to recover completely)
It's a crime, a huge loss to all, internationally
Nations must come hard on the perpetrators
Bring disarmament, sanctions on the violators
United Nations must see justice done
Safe guard world-peace nations want

Let's stand as one under our Malaysian flag
With one heart, back our PM, and not lag
But awake the Malaysian spirit, to defend
Univocal strong message to perpetrators send
At all cost protect national integrity, see justice done
Our national pride carried the lost. Let's stand as one!

20.7.2014

Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Edited: Monday, July 21, 2014

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  • Daniel Brick (8/23/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    We are so vulnerable to terrorists - the lives of almost 300 people snuffed out, with no regard for who they were, what they do, who depends on them. Your poem is both a lament for the violence done to humanity but it's also a rallying of the forces of good to join with other good forces in solidarity. I recently read an incomplete last poem by KOFI AWOONOR who was killed in a terrorist attack at a mall in Nairobi in 2013. It cut me to the quick that his poem expressed such joy in life, family and community, that he was such a wonderful, humane person. Was there a man like Kofi Awoonor among those 300 you are lamenting? Of course, there was. There are always kind, good, talented people the world needs who are killed by terrorists. This is sadly a necessary poem you have written. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/23/2014 12:25:00 PM)

    Any sensitive soul can gauge the depth of your feelings of despondency! When war mongers let loose their bloody and nefarious strategies, how many precious lives are lost, how many families are shattered. In a period of barely three months, this is the second Malasyian plane (hijacking) crash of such alarming proportions. The international community should react and power blocks should align together to stop terrorism. Unfortunately the people who died were engaged in a most humanitarian project! When no body is ready to accept the blame, the culprits should be exposed!

    A great exhortation to the people of Malasyia to stand united under the country's flag and voice their protest .... A timely and powerful write! (Report) Reply

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