Ideologies warped and adapted for perverted actions,
Flags flutter with words of hatred and worlds of threat.
Hidden within fallacies attached to a religious fervour,
This movement of terror laughs into our fearful faces.
Brandishing swords and spitting out venomous chants,
They wilfully degrade and devastate lives without mercy.
Restless in the presence of pleas towards understanding,
Populations humiliated and violated by depraved activities.
Generations forever impacted by this world-wide scourge,
Ethnic cleansing seeks to eradicate inherited traditions.
This vile righteousness contaminates individual opinions,
Promises of power and a richer afterlife attract gullibility.
Foot soldiers prowl desert sands and most city walkways,
This idealism detonates without warning its foreboding.
Droplets of blood trickle upon peaceful sandy beaches,
Evil crouches to devour the vulnerability of all innocence.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 29/06/2015