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The Halal slaughterers used to come at dawn,
they came to kill the lambs,
they would cut their throats, in the shape of a smile.

The slaughterers came at dawn,
and they killed the kids,
they cut their throats in the shape of a smile.



 Did they smile as they did the deed?
Are they still smiling now?
What kind of man, and what kind of creed,
can contemplate this, and how?

Where are the teachings of their God?
What are their true beliefs?
Are they truly righteous folks?
Or are they merely, thieves?

Who hide behind a chosen creed,
and say they are God's men,
I say they lie, I say they heed,
cruel, and evil orders, then,

unleash their ignorance on those they see,
as enemies of their master,
an ugly, murderous mess ensues,
for the many innocents, disaster.

And here in our 'nice' democracies,
we sit and watch on our TVs
as evil flaunts its wicked grin,
and thousands commit the most wicked sin,

and again we do not lift a finger,
the bad tastes from other wars still linger,
we wait to see what will unfold,
too late for those who'll never grow old!

Tom 03/06/2012

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This is what we write. It should mostly be about the knife of life. The human right to live and love. To greet the heavens up above. I loved a piece without peace. Great job my man.

Vangoman
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I posted two more poems today, one of which "Let Us Prey" has been deleted by someone, not me! What happened to the right to free speech? Poetry is not about censoring thoughts, it is about making more of them take place!

Daddyotom
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Tom--we're looking into why your poem was posted and then taken down. It may have been due to something as simple as a formatting issue on our end. In addition to monitering content that may be highly objectionable or even illegal, we try to make...

Tom--we're looking into why your poem was posted and then taken down. It may have been due to something as simple as a formatting issue on our end. In addition to monitering content that may be highly objectionable or even illegal, we try to make sure that we honor the creator's formatting choices as much as possible while keeping a consistent look. As soon as we know something, we'll contact you. In the meantime, feel free to contact us via email if we can help in any other way.

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