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by Nevada Kerr

Psychotic or self-deluded
They fall for an ideal
And when the world intrudes
To denude them of their will

They march off, stars aligning
From that blind spot in their minds
Where terror and the hopes of dying
Occupy their time

Call it madness or a bad prescription
You can't change their views
They swear by an old religion
Of torture and abuse

What once escaped their notice
Stands out before their eyes
The burning towers and bleeding flowers
That only infidels decry

You can't dismiss this as superstition
Or a latent hunger for the West
And it's more than just poor nutrition
When they're convinced their God's the best

Written by © Raven Drake
July 31, 2006.

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