Hysteria

via Daily Prompt: Crossing

A frenzied mob lead by men

Shouting profanities,

Yielding swords and lit torches

Took over the locality

Anguished cries of children and women

Echoes permeated

Houses looted and burnt

Beseeching, pleading with helpless ardor

They fell tumbling on their feet

But to deaf years seized by a diabolic hysteria

Hatred their weapon of mass destruction

Men slaughtered on the onslaught

Children left orphaned

Women left widowed

What shameless atrocities in the name of religion

Crossing the limits of humanity

 

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