The World Doesn’t Know-Poem

by Samuel De Lemos

The world doesn’t know that
Jihadi nonsense—
terrorism and radicalism
evolves first
from poetic structure
Arabic line and rhyme.

That it’s not just a war of
AK’s and suicide bombs

but of enjambments and couplets
brings rivers of tears
with the shedding of blood.

Like busy little bees—
Islamic poets incite
their fellows to:
Take up arms—

“Death to the infidel”
“Kill the Jews”

Murderous proclamations
Explosively punctuated
by yelling
Allahu Akbar!

The devil knows the
pen is mightier than the sword.

Poetic fatwa’s
encourages the
slaughter of innocence

Madness and darkness descends
With a misguided poet’s
bloodied pen.