Michael Heraly

Martyrdom - Poem by Michael Heraly

Only when decapitation
Is done quick
Can it be death
Because the same thing drawn out
Is torture
And we should all know
The difference
Most don't
Which is why
They teach us from overseas
Death is exploding
And torture is burning
Oil and passions
For God and country
For quick death
Can be admirable
If unplanned
And planned death
Can be torture
If admired
If only there was no fire

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 16, 2004

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