Monday, May 2, 2011

Ode To a Terrorist

Osama Bin Laden is dead, finally
many years hiding; a  terror refugee

How does it feel to brainwash
young men
teaching them killing
again and again.

To make them believe 
they should all want to die
in commandeered planes
hurtling down from the sky.

His money, his plans, his network of terror
his evil, his hate led to one fatal error.
Now it's your turn, Osama, 'tis true
Death's door has finally beckoned to you.

You've hidden from capture for so many years,
caused so much anger and sadness and tears.
Easier done when you sent boys to die-
Now we've silenced your last battle cry.

Were you brave, were you steady and ready to go?
Did you do yourself proud? Did you put on a show?
I think when you knew it was over for you
You weren't quite as brave as the rest of your crew.

One less terrorist for the world to fear;
a person who made himself known loud and clear
with mocking disdain and ego and greed
now faces Allah
Our hearts won't bleed.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

A good ode, but with him being dead is all the terrorist attacks going to stop? I don't think so, security is going to be upped throughout the world, He may be dead but his awful legacy will continue I'm sad to say.


Sharon said...

Well said, Jeanne. Expressing hope as well as grief and anger.

MC Howe said...

Well said Jeanne.

Bodacious Boomer said...

Good job Miss Jeanne.

Margo Kelly said...

Well written for a sore subject.