The Magic Spell

A magic spell was cast that day
Enchanting humankind.
Entranced they faced in silent ranks
What TVs they could find

They open-mouthed and blank of brain
Absorbed the sacred verse:
How the pillars of Joachim and Boaz
Had been downed by an infidel curse

It must have been a magic spell
I can think of no other condition
Where so many maintain
That a crashing plane
Can lead to controlled demolition