Parson's Green

Parson's Green

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen



Parson's Green

You left a pot of explosives,

on a tube train!

What on earth were you thinking?

How can someone so young

already have the gnarled

hate-filled gut of an old man?

Old men may have seen injustice,

tasted its bitterness,

but you don't even shave as yet.

How can you not be reviled

by the thought of the carnage

of innocent commuters,

men, women, children,

young and old,

Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist

and atheist,

cut down by the nails and the screws

packed around your gift to humanity?

So I have no forgiveness

I hope you rot in hell!



© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen

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Now,now, John. I don't think that wishing someone to rot in Hell will solve anything. Like you, I am enraged by this sort of thing happening. But I think we have to ask ourselves, why it happens. Was this young man so disaffected, or wrongly taught? had he lost all hope of humanity?
No excuse, of course, but I think he probably could have been helped. You powerful, but unforgiving, poem, could be the incentive for others to try to remedy this sort of thing. (remember also, we praise the soldiers who kill.)

Posted 10 Months Ago

Great Aunt Astri

10 Months Ago

Thank you, John for the points you make. I did not mean to suggest we turn the other cheek. No, what.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

10 Months Ago

Yes I see that and it is the tack taken in the UK in the 'Prevent' scheme to try to identify and div.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

10 Months Ago

Thanks. I did not manage to finish the last sentence in my last comment before it disappeared off th.. read more
Inexplicable indeed John, there's no excuse even though bitter old men may have 'baggage' but young, impressionable people? Yes Inexplicable just about sums it up!

Posted 10 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

10 Months Ago

Indeed, Thank you Tom.

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2 Reviews
Added on September 17, 2017
Last Updated on September 17, 2017


John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom

Well, have a long and complicated story and started it as an autobiography on Bebo but got writer's block/memory fogging. People liked it though and kept asking for the next chapter! fools.. more..