Twas Guyana’s jungle on this day in November
The horror of Jonestown, sorrowfully remembered
41 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
The staccato of gunfire, brainwashed nuts to blame

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Near Port Kaituma, in the land of sun and rain
The lawlessness of a state within a state, bloodstain
America tragedy and those who allowed this cult
Now Guyana will always carry this horrid insult

41 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.

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