You can’t kill words
No matter how much you hate them.
You can stop a beating heart
Emotionally devastate a family
Ruin every form of peace
This world requires
But you will never silence love.
You cannot carry a Qur’an
Spouting words of love and mercy
Then kill someone
Because it isn’t the way.
Your brutality is what fuels this
We may object with what he says
But we cannot silence him.
Avijit Roy, the blogger who was brutally murdered in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Avijit Roy/Facebook
He was a love
A piece of heaven here on earth.
I wonder to myself
What he would have grown up to be?
Who would have been his wife?
How many children would he have had?
If only we didn’t make people flee their country
Due to our greed.
If only we cared for one another
Like we are supposed to
Regardless of our differences.
He was a love
Someone’s pride and joy.
We’ve lost him now
He is in paradise
As we are left to wonder
What his future would have been.
Sad when we live in a time
Where we can read about death
Or see it
And it doesn’t reach into our hearts
Make us want better.
Sad when we can see a child dead
Not wonder how and why
We let this happen.
Where a man is killed
Because of the words he says.
If you must kill
If there is something inside of you
That you must take a life
To stop something
or to start something
Then you’ve not learned anything