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Dead Good Poets' society member:

Steve Rowlands


No sprightly dalliance

in the streets tonight,

no romance dance in the clubs...

for panic fills a stadium,

riddled bodies litter bistros

and carnage rends the Bataclan

more savage

than the Eagles of Death Metal

could conjure with mere chords.


Unholy war's dark stain

has spread

across this city of enlightenment.

A new delusional fraternity

strikes with Kalashnikovs

at old ideals of liberty, equality.

The heart of the republic

haemorrhages briefly then recoups,

grieves for its innocent dead,

and then regroups defiant,

bloodied but unbowed.

Bigots beware.