Je Suis Charlie

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Note: This haiku is in response to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris yesterday. The whole thing makes me incredibly sad.

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If your beliefs break
against political art,
they’re not strong enough.

If you have to kill
to avenge your religion,
it’s a mockery.

You demand respect
for your religious beliefs –
kill those who argue!

We lost twelve artists
brave enough to share their views –
you cower and run.

I can’t understand
needing to be right so much
that I’d kill for it.

I mourn the artists.
We are all Charlie Hebdo.
You can’t kill ideas.

2 thoughts on “Je Suis Charlie

    • Cassie

      It just makes me so angry! I know Ryan doesn’t make controversial art but he’s an artist and it’s just awful to think you’d get killed for that.

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