I can’t sit hit here and write paragraphs about how I’m feeling because I can’t express it without getting angry, sad, emotional and then giving up. This week saw Manchester being attacked by terrorists and then targeting the most vulnerable people. Maybe this time it’s hit me harder than normal because it’s happened in the north west of England and that’s where I’m from. Maybe it’s the fact that children were targeted. Maybe it’s because I can’t believe people can be so evil.
Instead, I’ve put my thoughts into a poem. A poem that summarises exactly how I feel about the world right now and how love will always win in a fight against hate.
You think you can beat us, but you’ll never know
The strength of our love for even those we don’t know
A tragedy occurs, we all feel it inside
Our loved ones, our neighbours- for them we have cried.
A community pulls together, do you have that too?
Of course not, you would only ever think about you
Not the families you so carelessly tear apart
Without even thinking, where on earth is your heart?
Ours beat together, they are warm inside
We look after each other through compassion and pride
We may not know those lives that are taken
But it affects us all, our world has been shaken
We support the families who will grieve forever more
For their loved ones who now won’t walk back through the door
The emergency services working tirelessly through the night
The general public praying with all of their might
We could respond with rage, we could try and ask why
But with minds like yours, you would only horrify
For you are not human, your hearts stone cold
They’d have to be for you to let this tragedy unfold
But that’s enough about you, you’re not worth our time
Our unsung heroes are the ones that will shine
The ones that fought and made split decisions
Who fight for us all, for equality not division
Our cities come together, we work as one country
How we speak about you may come across bluntly
But why would we stand for your destruction and hate
When we live in a Britain, a Britain that is Great
We are part of a world, a majority who agree
We are stronger together, against you- a nobody
We will continue this fight, the good against evil
We will bring back normality, a world that is peaceful
Rest in peace ❤️