Francis Duggan

The Criminally Inclined - Poem by Francis Duggan

Men murdered Thomas More and Oscar Romero and Jesus of Nazareth crucified
And many good people through history at the hands of their own kind have died
Of the criminally inclined good people become targets and remain as targest today
They never did warrant bad karma but that's life as some are known to say
Some people are so very angry without provocation good people they did kill
Good people they never did meet or did not know who never did wish on them ill
It only takes one angry person in a moment of madness for a flawed belief
To kill and maim dozens of decent people and cause widespread suffering and grief
I may be dismissed as an atheist but to me human life is a sacred thing
I do believe in live and let live and the praises of life we should sing
I do believe those we see as bad people are mentally disturbed in some way
Though most psychologists and human behaviour analysts may not agree with what I say
Men murdered good Saint John the Baptist a person of great integrity
And the great one he baptized known as Jesus who walked on the waves of Galilee.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 1, 2008

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