Hung between two terrorists
I have come to
not just to slow it down
I have come to crush
this last enemy
dead in its tracks
to grind it into the dust
I am the Terrorist
that death didn’t know
it had to fear
and now it is destroyed
Anastasis is the Koine Greek word for resurrection.
This poem is in memory of Gordon Wilson whose daughter Marie was one of 11
people killed in the bomb explosion in Enniskillen on Remembrance Sunday 1987.
In an interview hours after her death, Gordon Wilson described with anguish
his last conversation with his dying daughter and then he expressed a tone
of forgiveness by saying “But I bear no ill will. I bear no grudge…”.
Gordon Wilson then went on to become a leading campaigner for an end to
violence in Northern Ireland.