Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Erica Writes Poetry: Found Poetry

Our latest assignment was to write a poem by taking bits of other things we've read. After reading of the martyrdom of the 30 Christians yesterday, I felt very strongly that I should write this poem. Most of it is taken from a Daily Mail article about the deaths and quotes from St. Nikolai Velimirovic.

Lament for the Martyrs

I repent for all the slayers of men
Sixteen in a desert, twelve on a beach
Preparing to die for the one who died for them
Lord have mercy
Forgive them, for they know not what they do
Thirty beheaded and shot, and twenty one in February
Ancient wars spurring them to atrocity
Lord have mercy
No religion orders the killing of other people
But it is often the excuse
They do not know that there are not two lives in the universe, but one
Not two men in the universe
But one

Lord have mercy

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