Monday, May 29, 2017

Stabbing On An Oregon Train

Stabbing On An Oregon Train
© Surazeus
2017 05 29

We were riding on the train going downtown,
me and my best friend wearing her flower hijab.
We were riding on the train to her mom's house
to celebrate the start of Ramadan,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

The man wearing a stars-and-stripes flag cape
started yelling that we should go back home.
The man wearing a flag cape and a cross
started yelling that all Muslims should die,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

I am Christian and I pay all my taxes,
he shouted at us with hate in his eyes.
America belongs to white Christians like me,
he shouted at us with rage in his voice,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

You are nothing and you should kill yourself,
he cursed, and I thought we were going to die.
Get out of my country for America is mine,
he shouted, and I feared he would kill us both,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

Three men stepped forward to protect our lives,
Ricky and Myrddin and Micah, my heroes.
Three noble men rose from the angry crowd
and told Christian to stop threatening our lives,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

All religions should live free in America,
they said to Christian with a calming voice.
All races should live safe in America,
they explained calmly to the angry white man,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

Christian pulled out a knife and stabbed their throats,
shouting, God sent me to cleanse our land of evil.
Christian stabbed their throats with a long sharp knife,
proclaiming, Jesus told me to kill all Muslims,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

I weep for two good men lost from this world,
while Micah lies wounded in the hospital.
Two good men died to protect us from his hate,
Ricky and Myrddin, protectors of freedom,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

Christian tried to run and escape the law,
racing lost through the maze of his delusions.
Christian tried to escape in his maze of lies,
but the police locked him in a prison cage,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

While Myrddin lay dying in gentle arms,
he said, tell everyone on this train I love them.
Like Jesus who taught us to love everyone
Myrddin gave his life to save ours from hate,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.

America is the land of the free and the brave,
all religions and races one great family.
America is the land of justice and truth,
where we all live together in harmony,
at the stabbing on an Oregon train.


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