After Hearing the Death Tape

be wise
to the lies
of he in the disguise
of a prophet

who urges haste
sweet death to taste
from the bitter race
of life to stop it

the children knew
innocents often do
killed by guardians true
to a false prophet

truth is a strange thing
it can be twisted like a ring
round your neck choking

the distorted goal
takes its toll
if you lose your soul
where is the profit?

Originally posted September 10, 2015

Today, November 18, is the 44th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre.

The year was 1978.

I was 11, the same age as 19 of the children killed at Jonestown.

The following film “605 Adults 304 Children” is a powerful documentary by Michael McHaffie using clips filmed by the People’s Temple.

Christ have mercy on us all.

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