Poetry – Paradise is Dangerous

Paradise is Dangerous

Paradise is dangerous.

Strap this on they said.

Push the button,

You blink,

And instead you’re dead.

No fountains

And virgins fair

To wait on me hand and foot –

Unfair beyond compare.

They promised paradise

And I believed.

I’ll never know

How I was deceived.

The threat of paradise,

As I strapped on

That bomb.

But all I got was oblivion.

Opher 27.4.2019

The idea of paradise was invented many times and in many forms. But all of it is fiction. Yet the enticing promise of eternal life can be deployed to plant bombs, scare whole populations into believing, to raise armies and embolden warriors, to frighten, control and cause death and destruction.

Paradise is a dangerous fiction – a threat to us all.

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