Suffering of the voiceless, vulnerable and innocents

Continues unabated across nations and continents

 

Children groaning, maimed, disfigured, lying dead

By chemical attacks that inspire horror and dread

 

Traders in weapons of war and government hawks

Sense opportunity to sell and fire their tomahawks

 

Bombs hurled at the faithful kneeling before their Lord

By those who claim to worship a merciful and true God

 

Where the Cow is adorned, revered, worshipped and exalted

Even as humans are violated and innocents brutally assaulted

 

Rumours, half-truths and plain lies thrive in the post-truth day

As people lose loved ones, livelihoods and dignity by the day

 

But Messianic Hope rises and soars high  

In the unbroken Spirit of those who never say die

 

HAPPY EASTER!

 

Anthony Dias SJ

Easter 2017, XISR, Nashik, India