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  • Writer's pictureHelen Cottee

Systems are coming down

An extra... in honour of this evening.

Systems are coming down.

They won’t like it of course,

They’ll stamp their feet

Because they have been taught

To defend their Empire.

They think they’re

doing the right thing,

That even their hate and violence

Are divine.

And so we are invited

To turn the other cheek.

To not respond with more hate

Or more violence,

But with grief

And enough peace

to keep still

As their Empire falls.

And then after,

to wade into the debris

Moving bricks and bodies

Caught in the crumble

Until we can start loving

And thus create something new.

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