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On being REALLY offended

Today I listened to the Today programme on R4 with some talk about a survey of 1,000 Muslims which suggested that around 80% of those surveyed are personally very offended by pictorial representations of their Prophet. I kind of get the faith thing (though as a rational human I have none), but the images are just that, they’re drawings, cartoons, they’re...

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Within Because Of Without

I smashed my face into a rock Pummelled the edges with my cheekbones Split my nose against its sharpened side And beat my eyes into its rough façade My face cracked Broke In two And the truth poured out I picked it up and put it in my pocket And walked around handing it out all over town I set fire to the hairs on the back of my neck Poured boiling oil over my...

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Seven Days of Uncreation

On the first day – Man saw that there was light And by the first fire he picked his first fight He’d killed his brother by the time it was night And beaten his wife and left her black and blue   I wonder who it is that could ever love Man Because that isn’t something that I could ever do   On the second day – Man looked up to the sky And fired...

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I Cannot See What Other People See

You tell me: Leaves on trees turn shades Of brown and gold as the day grows cold And fallen leaves crunch underfoot Fields shine orange in a red sunset That fades to cool, clear dusk of darkest blue I try to see What other people see But I cannot see the Autumn colours that you see You tell me: Short days of winter turn Branches to black in silhouette Against...

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Because of You

I saw a man with a gun And I thought of you I saw a man with a knife And I thought of you I saw a man with blood on his hands And I thought of you I saw a dead body And I thought of you I saw a ripped throat And I thought of you I saw all the spilt blood And I thought of you I saw fear and terror In the victim’s eyes Trembling before the man with the knife in...

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