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For the Love of Allah

November 15, 2012
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God/Allah looks from lofty dais,
scours His Earth with searing stare,
examines hearts and minds and souls.
“Where are my people now?” He weeps.

“One day a week to pay lip service.
Those who think they are ‘the chosen’
now believe interpretations,
not The Word I trusted to them!

“‘Love Me, also love your neighbour
as you love yourself.’ I stated.
Still I find you maiming, killing,
raping torturing and starving.

“Would you treat yourself so badly?
Could you pour scorn and derision
on yourself and those close to you?
Should you, then, do this to others?

“I am not a Muslim, Buddhist,
Christian, Jew, Hindu or other.
Those are your organisations.
Those are your interpretations.

He turns and looks outward to Heaven,
stops, turns again and tells us loudly,
“If you do not cease your hatred
hatred then will be your downfall!

“Don’t expend your life so cheaply.
It’s a gift to you and all.
All your enemies have that treasure.
Who are you to stamp upon it?

“Do you think I’m weak or stupid
Needing you to punish for Me?
Find a way to coexist!
That’s still your most important task.

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The Story of St George

April 23, 2012
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The Emperor Diocletian was a harsh and mean man.
He didn’t like Christians. Persecutions began.
George was a Christian, and a tribune (or colonel).
He complained to Diocletian at his actions infernal.
“How dare you!” said the Emperor, and locked him in jail,
But George was a proper Christian, his faith didn’t fail
They tortured him and beat him till he felt almost dead,
Then they dragged him to the town square and cut off his head.

Alexandria was impressed by George – and she was Diocletian’s wife!
She very soon became a Christian for the rest of her life
Which may have been a very long time, but the Emperor wasn’t chilled.
In fact he was really angry, so he had his wife killed.
It might seem a gory story but it’s true enough to make you faint
And that’s how George became a martyr and why we call him Saint

He’s the patron saint of Moscow too, and of Georgia and of Aragon,
And also of Catalonia where, of chivalry, he is the paragon.
We’ve heard how he killed a dragon and ended the town’s woes,
And when he did he saved a princess, and he gave her a rose.
So Englishmen, on St. George’s Day, give a rose, your love to tell,
And Englishwomen, give your beau a book to mark Will Shakespeare’s day as well.