A Radical Difference by Donal Mahoney

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A Radical Difference

The two religions differ
in a number of ways
Insha’Allah! Alleluia!
There’s a radical difference
especially in their martyrs.

A young man at an airport
blows himself up and believes
he’ll land in paradise
surrounded by virgins.
Insha’Allah!

An old priest saying Mass
in a country church has
his throat slit and believes
he’ll finally meet God.
Allelulia!

The two religions differ
in a number of ways
Insha’Allah! Alleluia!
There’s a radical difference
especially in their martyrs.

Donal Mahony

Donal Mahoney, nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his work can be found by clicking here… 

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