40 YEARS SINCE JONESTOWN – By Dmitri Allicock

40 YEARS SINCE JONESTOWN

[November 18, 1978]

By Dmitri Allicock

 

 Twas Guyana’s jungle on this day in November

Horror of Jonestown, sorrowfully remembered

Forty years since Jim Jones, a disciple of death

And here, 914 people, drew their final breath

.

Drums of Kool- Aid drink, laced with cyanide.,

304 children murdered, horrific mass suicide

U.S. Congressman and others shot, no shame

Staccato of gunfire, brainwashed nuts to blame

.

Near Port Kaituma, in the land of sun and rain.

Lawlessness of a state within a state, bloodstain

America tragedy and those who allowed this cult

Now Guyana will always carry this horrid insult

.

Forty years of time passed, the birds have flown

I remember that day as one of the saddest known

Jim Jones, The People’s Temple and I wonder why

Haunting the heart of Guyana where songbirds fly.

______

WARNING: GRAPHIC! Jonestown Mass Suicide Tape (Full Recording)

 

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