12 Jun 2016 – Sonnet

Come, walk with me down any nuthouse hall!
We’ll take a talley, sort them out by race,
religion, ethnic origin, and all
will be well represented. What disgrace
will you suggest accrues to those you hate
who suffer from the common griefs of man?
Will you indict a people just to sate
your own demented need to find a plan,
a grand conspiracy, infernal shame,
to slander millions who in fact do grieve
an act of terror now done in their name?
Are you that stupid? Are you that naive?
Are all crusaders, living in the West?
Don’t take one nut to vilify the rest!