"Delft After the Explosion of the Gunpowder Storage" by Egbert van der Poel‘To Terror’s Followers’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society September 10, 2017 Poetry, Terrorism 1 Comment Cloaked in rumors of religion, looming bloodthirst Brings upon world’s drowning morals bouts of horror, As the force of chaos calls you… Depths that holler For damnation fan your frenzied rampant outburst. Charity extends its hand… to face your onslaught! Burning words you read do send your minds, which dream to Crush civilization’s compass, speeding into Flames and out of human nature, hard as gunshot… Yet, what ‘prize’ to crave if graveyards spell your missions – Families marooned ‘mid shadows, drowned in torment? What sane soul would let life shatter, each torn fragment Falling ‘neath all thoughts and feelings, ‘neath existence?! Ask yourself, before you summon bloody ages, ‘To what purpose??’… Hear the voice of reason tell you, ‘Learn to stop. Then, stop to learn lives’ fated value In Creation – cast no stain on Future’s pages!’ Daniel Magdalen is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Satyananda Sarangi September 10, 2017 Dear Daniel, Greetings! Really loved the poem and the message is loud and clear. Looking forward to more of your poetry. Best wishes. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.