Like Today

On a day like today,
When a mariachi band will rip and whirl through a carriage dense with tears unwept,
The wild joy and mad shift
Makes one smile, makes one laugh.

On a day which hurls rain,
The shock it won’t stop moves to disbelief when it does,
By a lift of light so sharp, so steep
It takes one’s breath, stops the heart.

On a day when it’s just
The meaning of life as the rest has fallen away,
It’s a moment in time
Of peace, of love
And one to hold, always.


It has felt extremely lonely today, all-pervading has been a feeling of grief, fear and utter helplessness. But so very many of us ARE united across the world. We must strive to remember that and to show each other daily, even in the smallest of ways. The atrocities across the world must not be hidden; we must talk, we must listen, we must strive to understand and we must equip ourselves with knowledge. We must carry the sense of unity through our lives ALWAYS, not just when we are so tragically reminded on such a large scale of the importance of kindness to one another, and of peace.