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Thou shalt not kill


To be a Christian.
Thou shalt not kill.
To live as a Christian.
Forgiving is hard.

Churches get blown up.
No revenge to kill.
Death of Christians.
No retaliation to kill.

Those willing to kill.
Who are they?
Muslim terrorists?
No. Call them fanatics.

Religious extremist.
Without conscience.
God’s word distorted.
The mind cannot reason.

All religion have them.
Fanatics. Extremists.
They spread fear.
They kill in God’s name.

Bombs strapped on.
Who are they?
Suicide bombers.
They work for Death.

Where will they strike?
Places of worship.
Are they Satan’s army?
You tell me, are they?

A hymn for Sri Lanka.
Death reaped plenty.
Yet, paradise won souls.
Their cries, God heard.

By C.E. Pereira



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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