Outlaw Poet

Dear Paris, We Will Not Bow Down

By: Ron Whitehead
“I write this poem for the victims in Paris today,
for all victims of the freedom of speech and of the press,
for all victims of freedom,
for all who stand up and speak out for freedom, equality,
peace and justice for all,
for the non-violent spiritual warriors who stand up and speak out
against all power mongers.”

Ron Whitehead
January 7, 2015

I WILL NOT BOW DOWN

I Will Not Bow Down Jihadists

I will not Bow Down
to your Reign of Terror
to your Fear based Religion
I will not Bow Down Jihadists
to your your Unholy Wars
to your International Campaign of Terror
to your Religious Shrines
your Suicide Bombers
your Virgins in Heaven
I will not Bow Down Jihadists
to your Religious Tyranny
to your Murderous Dogmas
I will not go crawling down your secret tunnels
I will not Bow Down
to your invasion of the free world
to your moral absolutes
your religious political might
I will not Bow Down Jihadists
to your Assassins
your Killing Murdering Machines
I will not Bow Down Jihadists
to your attempt to make me a Jihadist
of Your State of Your Church
I will not Bow Down Jihadist
to your Hissstory
of Lies
to your hooded murders
in the name of Allah?!!!

Jihadists

I pledge allegiance
to those who were here before you
to those who will be here after you are gone

Jihadists

I pledge allegiance
to the woman I love
I pledge allegiance to my children my grandchildren my godchildren
and all my children to come
I pledge allegiance
to my friends and allies
my guides and angels
both seen and unseen

Jihadists

I pledge allegiance
to poetry to music to art
to the literary renaissance
to the global literary community
I pledge allegiance to the Beat to the Outsider
I pledge allegiance to meditation to stillness
to magic to beautiful mysticism to ecstasy
to AH and AHA
to the Big Bang Epiphany
to altered states of consciousness
I pledge allegiance
to seeing
into the occult the unknown
to seeing
into every day into the ordinary
and being amazed
I pledge allegiance to the Sacred and the Profane
to gnostical turpitude
I pledge allegiance to my physical body
and to the knowledge that I am more than
my physical body
I pledge allegiance to seeing more than
the physical world and to those
of higher frequency vibration
and consciousness
I pledge allegiance to passing through
the Sacred Fire
to entering the upper chamber of the
golden pyramid
to levitating over the open sarcophagus
to out of body experience
I pledge allegiance to the hottest sex
and to gentle affection
I pledge allegiance to fractal geometry
the geometry of clouds and coastlines
to 2×2 equaling 5
I pledge allegiance to Failure
to failing as no other dare fail
I pledge allegiance to taking risks
to holy daring
to nam myoho renge kyo
to accepting responsibility for my own actions
I pledge allegiance to not achieving
the Jihadist Dream of Success

Jihadists

I pledge allegiance to trees to green grass
to brown earth to wildflowers of every color
to wilderness to turquoise skies
to rivers lakes and seas
to healing the earth
I pledge allegiance to the Creative Forces of the universe
to the Word and to Silence
I pledge allegiance to Dreams
I pledge allegiance to Birth to the Journey and to Death
I pledge allegiance
to Candor to Sincerity to Laughter and to Irony
I pledge allegiance to Passion to Compassion
to Empathy and to helping those in need |
I pledge allegiance to Resurrection of the Heart

I pledge allegiance to NOT hurting anyone

NO

Jihadists

I Will Not Bow Down

Ron Whitehead

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