Uncertainties bring unease,
often transforming into disease!
Broken trust is a tear,
only bringing things that scare.
Shattered hope dies with a scream
and darkness rapes like some fierce dream.
So a hurting, broken place
can no longer find its face.
Soundless pain erupts in flame.
fear prowls round not feeling shame.
Violence blossoms with load roars,
and tears apart the fancy stores.
People weeping from the gases,
strewn to quell the rising masses,
that have boiled out in frenzy,
to decry those having plenty.
Time stands still, stop the mayhem!
Hold your breath, then start to breathe.
Justice needs a veteran army,
those, the willing to simply be –
hearts unshaken, hands united,
seeking legacy that has been freed.
Future’s vision calls a people-
“grasp ahold of something simple-
We need each other – you and I!”
Author – Bill Tidsbury