"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 2 Comments 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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses 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 Daniel Magdalen August 12, 2019 Thank you for your kind words. Sorry for the late reply. I am glad you enjoyed the poem. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.