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WARNING. THIS TOPIC IS VERY SENSITIVE. I KNOW THAT MANY PEOPLE WILL BE OFFENDED BY THE FOLLOWING POETRY. PLEASE HAVE AN OPENED MIND BEFORE INSULTING ME. I AM IN NO WAY APPLAUDING THE ACTIONS OF TERRORISM.

My personal experiences with terrorist

Written by Tan Nguyen
Tuesday 29th of March 2016

My interactions with terrorist,
Having conversations with them,
Talking with them as a human being,
They are the same as you and I,
How many of you had seen,
Or even talked with one?

What makes a person a terrorist?
Its the label that’s misleading,
We tend to label it as religion,
When push comes to shove,
There’s only a limit a person can take,
From my conversations with them,
They are the same as me and you,
There’s no differences,
They have families,
They also have worries,
What’s inronic in all this,
They see us as the terrorist.

I had taken the time,
Invested myself in knowing them,
That alone was seen as a great gesture,
I didn’t judge them,
For that, they were grateful,
We all have our opinions,
It’s everyones right, to do so,
Why not get to know,
Reach out to one another,
Maybe, just maybe,
We are able to understand,
Work out our differences,
And maybe, just maybe,
All the violence around the world,
Would evenutally ceased.

I am not condoning terrorism,
I want people to open up their eyes,
Our tactics so far isn’t working,
It’s spreading hate around the world,
We are meant to be the world leaders,
Time to act like one,
Things are getting worst,
Time to change our tactics,
Time to really get to the roots,
To solve the problems,
Instead of spreading more violence,
Enough is enough,
How many more blood must be spilled?
How many more deaths?
On both sides, not just one,
Time to take responsibilities,
For our own actions,
The time is now!

14 thoughts on “My personal experiences with terrorist

  1. Very astute. One of the things I learned these last few years, is in order to get along, you must Agree to Disagree. Maybe that is what we need from everyone of the world leaders. Am I being too idealistic?

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  2. Yes, I agree. You have great depth of understanding. This is the way forward, hate and violence beget hate and violence. Love and understanding beget love and understanding.
    When I hear of acts of terrorism my sorrow is not only for the victims but for the perpetrators. The victims will hopefully find solace in death, but what eternal pain for the perpetrator that their idealism was misused and manipulated to bring sorrow and death to their fellow man. To live with the guilt and shame for eternity. And sadly no nation is innocent of such acts.

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    1. Ghandi once said ” an eye for an eye, the whole world will be blind ”

      No nations are innocent of this. Remaining quiet is just as worst. I don’t know, it’s heart breaking to see what’s happening around the world at the moment

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  3. Honestly I feel dubious about it. I understand what you are writing, applaud your bravery. But having people around me being hurt by terrorism, I feel like being human is a given, but acting humane is a choice. Other people make the choice daily, I don’t understand why others can’t. That however might be my shortcoming and not theirs. Well written your brave words of understanding. The first step is always wanting to understand. And you don’t have to agree with others thoughts or actions to understand, but you do have to understand something before you can make a change.

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    1. When I was young, a teenager, growing up in Australia. Even though I was one years old when I arrived, I was still treated as an outsider. I begun to hate everything, hatred consumed me. Because I wanted to belong, just wasn’t able to.

      Over the years, a long time after my teenage years. I begun to get along with the people, the community. Skin colour, religion, culture, none of that mattered. It was the person that mattered.

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