#JeSuisCharlie – poem by Paul O’Mahony

Guingamp's supporter hold signs reading "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) to pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack during the French L1 football match between Guingamp and Lens at the Roudourou stadium in Guingamp, western France, on January 10, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU        (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Guingamp’s supporter hold signs reading “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) to pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack during the French L1 football match between Guingamp and Lens at the Roudourou stadium in Guingamp, western France, on January 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Je Suis Charlie

A few minutes was enough

a smattering of bullets

a cascade of hate

rained down

out of a cloud

loaded with purpose

ammunition

attrition

a mission.

Twelves apostles of humour

twelve souls of freedom

twelve bodies.

In the name of Abraham

and all the shared scars

like wounds from a bloody god

J’accuse

7 January 2015

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