Barry Van Allen

Skirmish 3 - Poem by Barry Van Allen

Where have you guys been?
You needed to speak out!
Did you really think that hiding
was going to work?

All that you have done is
create suspicion...
Take a stand!
Say that you are against them!

Tell everyone that your
religion is not about that,
- - - if you don't do it soon,
there soon will be no doing it!

Everybody knows that a bomb will
happen someday,
Right here in the states...
and when it does,
if you are not out in front of that,
telling folks that it's not what you believe,
- - - it is going to be too late!

You may think that you are 2nd class citizens,
not 'IF', but when it happens,
you will be lucky if you can walk the streets!

We have plenty of morons here,
and do not doubt that they will show their stuff,
and we have plenty of morons that won't
even try to help you!

You keep saying that your religion hates the violence,
but, yet you're strangely silent,
where is the voice that calls the people out to pray,
five times per day!

Why don't you stand with most of us,
that have let you worship as you may?
and let the rule of law determine your protection?
I did not say it would be easy,
but almost everyone in this country,
has lost someone in the conflict to be free!

The time to make decisions is at hand,
either wear the badge of freedom,
or wear the vest of ignorance,
that ' al Qaeda ' will demand,
for your coming generations!

Comments about Skirmish 3 by Barry Van Allen

  • (2/21/2007 1:12:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this series very much. It was thought provoking and down to earth. Nicely done Barry!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 21, 2011

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