Travelling Madness

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Sadness over whelmed him as the news came in. The murderous acts of the cowardly individuals who had murdered so many in Brussels dominated the news.

Joe who was rebuilding his camper van ready to travel around the world, felt sickened. Why did not these young individuals feel the misery they brought about. Their actions were not those of compassion and destroyed any empathy he had for their cause.

Whatever their grievances it was inhuman to take the life of the innocent. Whoever funded these individuals had to be demonic. He felt powerless, until he put pen to paper, for freedom of speech gave hope.

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    We’re all stunned by such heinous act. Overwhelmed is one word. There…you have an extra to play with. Timely and nicely done.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Such events make me wish that I had the ability to pen something better, and so discourge terrorism.

  2. Sandra

    You have expressed succinctly the thought processes of many this morning. Well done.

  3. creatingahome

    Very well written and true.
    Many initially understood their anger, but now they have taken things steps too far.

  4. oldentimes

    very well done. So many of us are still reeling from this event.

  5. Claire Fuller

    I like to hope that all of us feel the same, and yet, just by this awful thing having happened, know that not everyone does.

  6. ceayr

    Nicely written and topical piece.
    Yours is a more sensitive piece than mine on the same topic.

  7. neilmacdon

    A very topical contribution. And an interesting comment on the liberation that writing offers

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was unsure that I should write this. But I believe whatever I feels strongly about should not be hidden.

  8. FabricatingFiction

    Well written about such a horrible, horrible situation.

  9. storydivamg

    A hot topic for sure. Keep honing this one. You have a voice, and the world needs to hear it.

    Marie Gail

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Marie,

  10. Dale

    So well written. Such anger out in the world… and for what?

    1. Michael Humphris

      This type of anger is just so useless and destructive


    The pen is still a powerful weapon Michael. Well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Tracey I just felt the need to write

  12. aliciajamtaas

    Well done. You captured the feelings of many, and hopefully most, people.

  13. mickwynn2013

    Good point well made Michel. It’s a sad, sad situation.

  14. IfeomaO

    We hope that they one day understand the ramifications of their actions and feel remorse. The sentiments expressed right at the end is one I believe many share. Thank you for writing so genuinely.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, I just felt the need to write down my feels.

  15. joseph elon lillie

    My sister ministers two hours north of Brussels. When she started her work in Europe she felt completely safe. Now she has fully arranged her funeral in case she should be among the next European casualties.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is so sad that such large parts of the world again no longer feel safe.

      1. joseph elon lillie

        It is.

  16. gahlearner

    I also couldn’t think about much else last week, but my mind was circling around stories of anger and I didn’t want to write that. You tackled the topic so much better, well said.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, it was so sad when peaceful human activity is destroyed, anywhere in the world.

  17. Chekii

    In no way do actions from previous powers act as a justification for the heinous crimes being carried out today. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I agree, and feel the same for those who died and were injured in Lahore Pakistan. Evil knows no boundaries it seems.

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