For Manchester

Afterwards

Another day begins to dawn

Many more tears begin to fall as memories recall

The brightness of a day before the darkness came

Before the pain of loss

Took away tomorrow in a heartbeat stilled by hate

And yet

Another day begins to dawn

Despite the empty space where your face once smiled

Where a thousand memories of yesterday reside

Before the pain of loss

Took away tomorrow in a gasping, grasping sorrow

And yet

Afterwards

We stood together as

Another day begins to dawn

We found our strength in a magnitude of ways

The brightness of tomorrow came to light our days

And while the pain of loss

Never quite will leave us

We will not falter, grieve and fall

We will not be bereft of love nor

Filled with hate and as

Another day begins to dawn

We know that

Afterwards

Is all we have to let us

Love Again

 

 

© Amy J Steinberg

 

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