Benazir Bhutto

by Scott Utley

Blanch! Darling,
Tarantula arms, …
that is where I brought all my, …
so many
victims. …

------------------------- sorry to interrupt this show ---------------------

this go
its bad.

Flores por las muertes ...



Pardon me folks,
what is about to come forth
from my pen is not in my power to halt.

of Islam.

The great spirit warriors are gathered together on the ether in this moment.
The whispers are heavy. The vibe does not bode well for Muhammad's beast-masters.
The Holy ones speak with each other and to Muhammad. He is devastated.
Jesus - Mary - Mother of God ... doesn't anybody speak love with a Muslim tongue?
And the only God there is, is God and She sings a joyful song.

You! You! HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU can heal this. Lay hands over our wounds.
And as the dark turned into the black pitch of tarred souls unfed,
ruby rose fluorescent rays suddenly pierced the make-believe heavens.
And then there was light.


Posted on 12/28/2007
Copyright © 2019 Scott Utley

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Sophia Grace on 12/28/07 at 04:21 PM

I really like this piece. I work at news service and much of yesterday was spent trying to cover this tragedy. The way you've written this is very true to how jarring and hectic and horrifying it was, obviously not just for us here, but for her supporters in Pakistan.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/28/07 at 05:19 PM

Yes, I couldn't even touch this subject because of its predictability and the disjointed horror of it. Thanks for putting it down on paper.

Posted by A. Paige White on 12/28/07 at 05:45 PM

"Another nail into the coffin of Islam." And what a hungry coffin it is! The pangs are never quenched it seems. Great write.

Posted by Laurie Blum on 12/28/07 at 07:03 PM

A very powerful piece, it says so much.

Posted by Karl Waldbauer on 12/29/07 at 05:03 AM

Great work, Scott. I wonder what George Orwell is thinking right now.

Posted by Mara Meade on 12/29/07 at 11:59 PM

An incredible piece to read as it went form mechanical/entertainment to personal.

Posted by Mary Frances Spencer on 12/30/07 at 06:56 AM

This is exactly how we live...kudos to you for this reminder, horror/entertainment/news...all blur together somehow. Hard to make sense of. MFS

Posted by Laura Doom on 12/10/08 at 11:12 PM

Of course, secular societies have developed efficiently insidious techniques by which to eliminate their figureheads...burn them, but keep them alive - well, apart from those states of mindlessness where discipline is administered 'by the book' - a rite of passage through the devolving door of adult edification. Whatever that means. I'm grateful for the 'light' 'reading' :>

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