One man lies , another man dies, fear’s breaking of trust’s fine thread.
A lie leaps from panic, it’s promise to hide, as deadly as ocean’s riptide.
A woman weeps and a man just sleeps, sampling their pain as they run.
We seek some release, while choked by despair, dying as we bounce downstairs.
A mother awakes, a baby partakes – its part of life without sleep!
A sacrifice lived, a love framed in flesh, breathes sparks that friends can nourish.
A boy lifts a hand, a girl takes a stand, it’s courage that makes us aware.
We feel the heroic, the craziness flowing, when hope sees love’s eyes glowing!
Author – Bill Tidsbury