May: They are not them, they are us

 

Long after the chimes at St. Ann’s,

Red or blue, united we’ll stand,

Where knowledge and song were first delivered,

You can’t divide us, we fight together,

There is no beauty in these words,

You stole lives, this horrific act has shaken our world,

As we take to silence in our towns,

We then turn to song, collectively and loud,

We don’t look back in anger of fear,

You won’t have our sorrow, you won’t have our tears,

In this dark hour, we turn to our neighbours and comfort them with strength,

Your plot to break us was a failed attempt,

A black heart takes over our screens and balloons fill the sky,

Our Mancunian spirit will neither fade nor die.

 

Photo Credit: Getty

Copyright: Scarlett Clark, 2017

All rights reserved. This poem may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including recording, photocopying, offset, or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the author, except by reviewers who may quote brief passages to be printed in a magazine or newspaper.

 

 

Author: Scarlett Victoria Clark

Scarlett Victoria Clark is Editor-in-Chief of Scriptoeris and a multi-lingual journalist. She has also written for Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar, when not writing she enjoys travelling and shopping for (more) heels.

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