What can I possibly say?
Nothing I could do will take the pain away
Such senseless violence was wrought today
How can we keep hate at bay?
In times like these, it’s easy to lose hope
How does one learn to cope
It’s so easy to cry, to get angry, to mope
To go down that dark slope
Why do so many live with such hate?
To mess around with another’s fate
The sky is darkened and it’s become late
Can hope and love make it out of the locked gate?
My prayers are with the many who have lost
Those left behind have paid a terrible cost
Regard for family and friends left behind was tossed
Leaving many bitter, hearts covered in frost
We must not let hate win
Instead we must let the healing begin
Show that goodness can triumph over sin
Find ways to let love enter in
A light still shines on
Lines of peace and hope will be drawn
Goodness awakens at dawn
Many refusing to be evil’s pawn
Now is the time to unite as one
For divided we will be undone
The battle between love and hate will one day be won
Through truth, peace, and love, is how it should be done.