Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,915 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Terrorist Strikes! - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Why fell the trees laden with fruits?
Why cut the saplings ‘fore they grow?
Why mow down fields ‘fore harvest-time?
Why bull-doze crowds in market-squares?
Why hold to ransom by-standers?
Why spray bullets on school-children?
Why slit the throats with arms, legs tied?
Why bomb worshipping places rife?
Why make widows and orphan souls?
Why kill yourselves and others too?

The world cannot remain mute spectator;
The world will go on;
The world must go on;
The world will go on, no matter
How terrorists strike.

A bunch of hoodlums,
A group of fanatics,
A ring of hard-core terrorists
And human beings with evil designs
Can’t be allowed to spread fear,
In Mankind’s Heart for long.

With cause unknown,
Methods unjust,
Ev’n God won’t help,
Nor rest of world
Ever give in!

No matter what they do,
All world affairs will continue;
With newer anti-terrorist resolve
And iron-fisted measures,
Steps will be taken to combat them.
The weed of terrorism
Will be unearthed by its roots entire
When the world’s nations unite-
By People’s Will.

How canst a few criminals
Meant for the Fire-pit,
Destroy the peace on earth?
Ev’n God does not love them,
For their hands and hearts are stained
By blood of innocent lives!

And what do terrorists seek?
- The blood and lives of the common man and the meek!
By acts of cowardice much,
They want ‘justice, love and human touch! ’
Oh, won’t their ruthlessness ever abate?
They maim the unarmed; slit the human throats like sheep!
Their murders most foul, unjustified,
And heinous crimes,
The world can’t forgive, forget.

Let ‘lions’ challenge other Lions
And not sheep!
The Good Shepherd is omnipresent
And watches ov’r his belov’d sheep,
With His staff!

Terrorists,
Your tribes will cease too soon;
The menace will forev’r be rid;
The world will be turned safe again!
The world will find a solution
That’s permanent.

Written in loving memory of all those killed
And wounded by terrorist attacks.


Comments about Terrorist Strikes! by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • (7/10/2005 9:42:00 AM)

    For every 'cause' there is a reaction. For every reason there is a purpose under heaven! I enjoyed reading your poem because it began with questions. Until humanity seeks the answers for questions unanswered...we will all continue to 'assume' that evil acts...like CREATION...has its own unexplained beginnings! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 15, 2010


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