Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE by Marjorie Mallon of Kyrosmagica

Marje shares her thoughts and experiences in the form of a Haibun to the Manchester, UK terror attack yesterday. I was deeply moved by her words and my love and prayers go out to the people affected by this tragedy. ❤

M J Mallon Author

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I had a disturbed sleep last night waking up at 5am. I managed to get back to sleep and awoke again at 7am. I checked my twitter feed  and discovered the horrifying news about the terrorist attack in Manchester. I cried. I couldn’t cope with the sad news about another attack especially one which struck at our young people. This is cruel, beyond comprehension.  I contemplated the morning and realised how beautiful a day it was. A single bird remained atop a tree, not moving so I picked up my mobile phone and captured it. Seconds later it flew away. If only those young people could have flown away. If only that man hadn’t done what he did.

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How ironic. The sun shone, but how could this be? How are we to continue when such atrocities happen? I suppose the answer is we have no choice; we have to, or the terrorists will…

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