One by one

by streets and cities

countries fall silent

one by one

turning out the lights

the world waits, and wonders

how long will it be

until it’s all okay again


And then what?

Business as usual?

Back to murder and war

poverty and injustice

pollution and destruction

Business as usual or even worse

making up for lost time


Listen to the silence

revel in the peace

Pray for our safety

and pray too

that we learn to change

learn to do better

learn some sanity


We can’t go on like this

Because there is no peace quite like

the peace of the dead

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