Sunday, February 22, 2015

Je suis Charlie Hebdo.

Je suis Charlie Hebdo.
With this pen, I condemn the senseless murder of freedom!

Who issued the fatwa
That slew the blood of democracy?
Charlie were not hate filled,
Were not ambassadors for injustice,
Nor do they stand alone in life.
Nor do they stand alone in death.

Does anyone grow fond of Islam
When murder is revered within?
Charlie informed the critique in us,
The desire to laugh at hypocrisy,
A love to laugh in the face,
Of the ridiculous voice of terror.

Are we moved to follow
A god that would support this?
Charlie were just our Pinocchio,
Asking truth to show its worth,
Muslim fanatics cannot ever win,
Our soul is in the laughter.

When will people ever learn
To live in peace, with liberty?
Charlie understood an inalienable truth,
That kept us free from tyranny,
We must laugh at our inadequacies,
Before people will take us seriously.

Who else will now be a target
For hatred breathed by evil?
Charlie mocked only the hypocrisy,
That we all know to be in war,
And here today in bloody Paris,
Their vision is needed more.

Will you stand untied now
To condemn this violent crime?
Charlie stood for a fairer world,
One that loves us all as one,
Mocking the lies and the vitriol,
Warning us of what we’ve become!


I am the power of the pen/cil.