shot down

shot

down

shot

down

shot

down

shot

down

a thousand tears

fall

down…

a minute of hate

and a life of misguided pride

and false fear of others…

takes our breath

and renews grief

and triggers pain

to bring a throbbing

ache back into our hearts

but will never

break us

or blow out

the candle

of hope

or stop love

or still our dance

or quiet our song

because we will

stand

up

shout

out

love

more

find

hope

end

hate

rise

up

bring

change

now

-Chris Pepple ©2019

 

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