Divine Righteousness

I’ve been taught since birth that

I am

Special

God

Loves me

He will protect me

And

His

Will is

Righteous

My entire life has been

Based on

This belief

Thus

When my country calls on me to

Kill

Its enemies in

God’s name,

How can I not agree to

Do so?

I’ve been a soldier now for

Five years

Today is the first day that

I’ve had my enemy’s throat beneath my

Blade

He’s

Afraid

I can see the

Terror in his eyes,

But God calls on me to

Kill him.

So I

Slice his throat

Open

His warm blood spills over my hand

And I know,

That even though my stomach wretches at what I’ve done,

Allah loves me because I’ve

Killed an

Infidel

Christian in

His

Name

And

My

Path

To

Paradise

Has

Been

Assured

Allahu Akbar

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26 thoughts on “Divine Righteousness

  1. Fucking terrific piece of writing!

  2. Excellent poem and the way you write. Bares truth in the hearts of many.

    I’ll sum up what I think about this poem that reminded me of something. You’ll see.

  3. A PARABLE

    The religious radical told me that the only way to prove my worthiness to God and therefore save my soul from eternal damnation was to cut off any one of my fingers.

    I eagerly gave him my middle finger… in a salute.

  4. Oh, this is effing brilliant! Well done, well done!

  5. Strange how death seems to figure so important in religious people and the actions of worship. Does it say something about Gods or the people who follow them? Hugs

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