Je suis Charlie
Charlie Hebdo. Mindless slaughter. Hopeless dogma. Inhumane.
Hard to process: Too repugnant, Too barbaric, Too insane.
Savage slayers, Brainwashed butchers. Peaceful people Murdered, maimed.
Vile aggressors. No atonement, No excuses. Be ashamed.
Pointless carnage, Begging vengeance; Bringing hatred On their kind.
Blame religion: Drilled unreason; Myth and madness Intertwined.
On with satire, On with humour; Guard the right To disagree.
Rise above it. Be offended, Be incensed but Keep speech free.
Teach compassion, Preach good-humour; Moral values Must endure.
Je suis Charlie. Nous sommes unis. Discours libre Pour toujours!
Rhymes Against Humanity
The poem Je suis Charlie features in Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity, the debut poetry book by Ross Adamson.
Available in paperback and ebook editions, this storming full-length collection is both a masterclass in skillful, high-octane rhyming verse and a timely, trenchant indictment of early 21st century society.
Modern Madness is smart and streetwise, eloquent and insightful, vehement and rebellious. It buzzes with expressive verve and lyrical charm from the first poem to the last.
Adamson's emphatic 'rhymes of the times' fearlessly tackle emotive topical themes, some sharpshooting a laser-guided dart to the heart of the matter, others detonating a poetic powder keg of righteous anger.
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