Still Life in Paris

Picture perfect fun,
Broad brushed by extreme hatred.
Still life in real life.

Vincent van Gogh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons ©2015 Karina Pinella

Vincent van Gogh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
©2015 Karina Pinella

Sorrowing old man (“At Eternity’s Gate”)

Paris 11/13/15

They stole in, black clad with hearts equally dark.
From different corners of the City of Love—transformed into another level
Of Dante’s vision of hell.

Mute soldiers of hate articulated by AK47s
Brainwashed with false promises of Eden
If they do what ISIS has bidden.

Man, woman, child,
Humanity dressed in full sorrow
Too painful to face tomorrow.

Friday night’s fallout
Will always be remembered as the day
The light went out.

Image: Pixabay/roegger ©2015 Karina Pinella

Image: Pixabay/roegger
©2015 Karina Pinella