Eugene Levich


The Hajj Tragedy, Mecca,2015 - Poem by Eugene Levich

Over 4,000 crushed or suffocated
Near the Jamarat Bridge
At Mina.
Men and woman,
Old and young,
Scholars and officials
Among them...

They had come for no reason
Other than to worship
Allah.

Accusations fly
Here and there
Questions remain unanswered
Where does blame lie?

Why didn’t Allah,
The All-Merciful,
Preserve His faithful
From deaths so horrible?

Was it because...?
Or was it because...?
Or because...?

The spirits of those lost,
Their sorrowing families,
And all humanity,
Require an answer.

Topic(s) of this poem: religion


Comments about The Hajj Tragedy, Mecca,2015 by Eugene Levich

  • Shakil Ahmed (10/24/2015 10:50:00 AM)


    some questions like these remain unanswered, whim of God is beyond the control of human being, thanks for sharing, if you find time please read some of my poems and leave your comments. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 24, 2015


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