Tuesday, 23 May 2017
THOSE TOMORROWS - in memory of Manchester
You can't unsay one word you've sown
You can't call back the shade you've thrown
Unfling one fragment of shrapnel flown
Can never recoil from the hatred snarled
Or bask in a bubble in a broken world
You can't backpedal once the tree is split
Unspill the milk when you curdle it
You can't retract and you can't retrace
The spiral down from this burning place.
The coward whimpers.
But courage cries:
My broken won't weaken to bitterness
My shattered won't melt into caring less
My outrage won't turn me to hate or hit
This awful day
I will live through it.
I will not be changed by revenge or rage
Nor fold my arms nor turn the page
I won't be diminished by fear or dread
Betray the innocence of the dead.
I will make those tomorrows they can't now see
As full of true love as they'd want them to be.
Link to Fundraiser to support families of those killed and injured in the Manchester Arena attack