I Refuse …


I Refuse …

© Abu Zaynah – August  2014

 

I refuse

To believe

In the killing of human beings

Whether they be

A Jew

A Christian or

A Muslim

 

Whether they are of faith

Or have no faith

From whatever colour

Nation or race

 

I refuse

To believe

In the killing of human beings

 

I refuse

To believe

In the killing of children

The elderly, disabled

And the defenceless women

 

Those that are innocent

Going about their daily business

The farmers, the teachers,

The drivers, the doctors

 

I refuse

To believe

In the killing of human beings

 

I refuse

To justify

The killings in Gaza

The Slaughter in Iraq

Or the plight of the Rohingya in Burma

 

The drone strikes in Pakistan

Or the Murders in Afghanistan

The slaughter of people in CAR

And others that are dying in distant lands

 

I refuse

To believe

In the killing of human beings

 

I pray and I pray

And share in their pain

Wishing I could do more

And bring them some gain

 

I look forward to a day

When justice will be restored

Peace will prevail

And the killings shall be no more

 

But until then …

 

I refuse

To believe

In the killing of human beings

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