It makes no sense to condemn
a person for religion, race or gender.
Such intolerance can render the world
intolerable for all.
The bigot’s list is endless
and leaves a nasty smell.
Violence generates more violence
out of fear or for revenge.
Better far capitulate, educate, persuade,
treat every single person
as precious and make this your crusade.
My poem is a response to the horrible events of this week in Paris. I didn’t use them all. More interpretations can be found at Brenda’s Sunday Whirl