In the wake of the horrific, barbarous terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday night, I wanted to add my voice of support and solidarity for people of France and especially for the bereaved families and those still lying wounded and fighting for their lives.
Quite frankly I was struggling to find the words that summed up my feelings of outrage, anger, defiance but also my hope in humanity… and then my 15 year old daughter penned these few lines:
You think the more suffering you create
the more names you tag onto your clickbait
the more damage you do to the history of our states
the more fear you’re going to initiate?
you just watch.
you just watch as a planet we unite and negate
your so called sacred death toll in the name of a god who you claim would wish this upon us.
I bet if there is a god out there they’re looking down on their children in shame
and asking what part of their scriptures did you use to incriminate
for the sake of your own sick lust for a ticking mortality rate
I bet he’s asking what the fuck it’s all for
or just for the gratification of extremists manipulating the vindication of religion like some kind of namesake
but terrorism has no religion.
terrorism has no race.
terrorism has only the xenophobes and the brainwashed and those blinded by hate.
Pray for paris.
Marianne Willis, age 15