Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Still Not Afraid

Grieve for the killed, the maimed, the bereaved.

But fear? Not Manchester, nor Melbourne, nor Sydney, nor Paris, nor Boston, nor London, nor New York, nor Baghdad, nor Aleppo, nor anywhere Sad Men send their Bang Boys. 
Not Afraid
You caught the News today, with your acts of sadness.
What was it you were trying to say?

Did you want a reaction, from hurt that turns to hating?
Blind oaths that there'll be Hell to pay?

Well I've got news for you: it doesn't have to be that way!
We're bigger than the part you wanted us to play.

We can break the mold: the circles that you travel in
This may not be the end, but it just might be the start.

I'm not afraid of you, no matter what you do,
The light just keeps on shining through.

I'm going to say it, to your face: the World's a good place.
And you can't tell me that's untrue.

So we'd just thought we'd say, we are not afraid of you!
And hating's not the way, we're going to reply!

We'll reach into your heart, to see what makes you play the part!
And live to see the day, your own fears will be stayed.

The World's a good place (not going to give it up!)
The World's a good place (not going to give it up!)
(A. R. Fisk - 2005)