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Sit Down, Tell me your Story
Isabelle5

Black Sabbath. third day of mourning
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and will you people please
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stop blowing yourselves up for a few minutes
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so we can ask what it is you want us to know?
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Do you want us to convert,
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wear bomb vests like you
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or should we hide in plain sight,
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taking advantage of the very things
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you say you hate enough to die for -
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money, ego, nice cars, education?
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What of the women in your group -
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surely they have no hope of gaining
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70 young virgins upon their deaths.
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You beckon with hate,
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are you surprised to find
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rage is our response?
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A manifesto would be a good first step
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to communication - what do you have
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to offer the hungry and despondent,
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do you have a solution for world peace?
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Will you build schools and foster
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creativity and thought or rule
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with the proverbial iron fist,
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destroying anyone who dares think
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out of your smug little box?
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If not, you are just a part of the problem,
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a gang whose graffiti is written in blood and guts
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instead of spray paint.
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What did Mohammad really say, did you read
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his entire manuscript or just the parts
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that give you license to kill?
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Even Christians have done that
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with their Bibles, it's nothing new
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but your own imam khatib might tell you
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to put down your weapons, bow your head
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toward Mecca and read that book again
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before you strap on your vest and
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shoulder your gun
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because the world is coming for you
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and Brother, there are no virgins waiting
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on the other side.
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19 Nov 15

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To the point, finally.  Sick of banal excuses about what's going on in the world.  
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