Ted Sheridan

Suicide Bombers Are Cowards - Poem by Ted Sheridan

It was just a bomb that took four arms and six legs
From nine perfectly healthy individuals
It was just a bomb that took sixteen lives
And left seventy two people seriously wounded
It was just a bomb that stole the parents
And grandparents and uncles and aunts
Not to mention the children….
All of whose lives had been cut short by years
When a second bomb exploded
As they stood by and weeped in disbelief
The dead and the dying left lying on the charred ground
Of what once had been a busy city street full of life
It was just a bomb
But it took a coward to detonate

2007 © T Sheridan

Comments about Suicide Bombers Are Cowards by Ted Sheridan

  • (11/14/2007 8:37:00 AM)

    all suicide bombers are puppets on a string held by rogue political forces, misguided mullahs and misguided religiosity that is bent on creating anarchy and chaos.. (Report) Reply

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  • Trade Martin (11/14/2007 8:28:00 AM)

    But now they get 72 Rosie O'Donnells in paradise.....! ! ! ! Lucky them....! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2007 8:23:00 AM)

    The word 'just'... the derivative so effectively employed.
    A stunner Ted. t x
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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