Mourning and hope

That day
Our dream-world
Shattered
Fellow women
children, men
Fellow human beings
In their most
Naked vulnerability
On their knees in worship
Blasted
Ripped
Torn
From their lives
Our lives

All of life
In paradise
Suddenly
Seen with
Bewilderment
Incomprehension
And searing
Heartache…
This stark
Reality
Now under
A heavy blanket
Of grief
Upon grief
And disbelief

No words

I can’t find any

In response
To the multiple
Layers
Of injustice
That these acts
Of hate
And racism
That these acts
Of white western
Normative
White privilege
Colonialist
Attitudes
Are making
Visible
Palpable
Undeniable

Deepest gratitude
And love
For the words
And actions that
Our leader
Shared,
That fellow kiwis
Heard
And followed
With an outpouring,
That so far
Shows no sign
Of abating,
A sea of
Love
Solidarity
Support
Protection
Welcome
Togetherness
Determination

Yes

Let’s DO this
Let’s keep doing this
Let’s recognise
Let’s uncover
Let’s make
The deepest
Commitment
To start healing
All gaping holes
Of injustice
And despair
In our society
With every
Single
Human interaction
With every
Single
Action
With every
Single
Step
We take
Each one
Of us
Every day

Let’s do this
So our people
Didn’t die
So our families
Our communities
So this fabric
Of our society
Didn’t get ripped apart
In vain

24/3/19
One week and two days after 15/3/19 Christchurch NZ