I checked my social media this morning. Twitter informed me that many Australians fear a terrorist attack. To date we have been spared. Reflecting on war, I thought of my parents who alongside many others chose to move forward.
This poem is for them. This poem is for us all. Let us all move forward.
Beyond the noise
Beyond the fear
Something grips me
I feel unclear.
In the darkness of my night
I know my world is no longer bright.
I see reports upon the news
Speeches, tributes, grief and shame
Hot tears inside me
Bathing the questions of wrong and blame.
I yearn for the life I had before
But the shadow of terrorism stands by the door.
Inside the deepness of my night
I choose to slay the beast that robs my sight.