#westandtogether by Salena Godden
A City in aftershock. A Vibration. Something in the air.
It takes me back to 911 – 12th September 2001 –
The Day After. Remember. The City of New York awash
with fear but also hope. This is what Manchester
was to me yesterday. An example of human
spirit, they call it the Blitz spirit, I call it
Love. Believing in More and a better world.
I call it love. There was love in Manchester
yesterday. Resilience. Defiance. Unity.
Kindness. Irony and gallows humour. The
worst of man, bringing out the best of
man. I’ve seen this before I thought
and my head reminded me, flashed
images of 911. Yes. I said I’ve seen this
before, this fear, this love, And I
look it in the eye… LOVE WINS.
© Salena Godden
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