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French shootings

Hopeless to help in this violence, this crisis,
here in the focus of bloodshed and fear,
common humanity binds us together,
love at the centre, not hatred’s veneer.

Muslim and Christian with those unbelieving,
those who are Jewish, we all have a place;
ours is the purpose when those filled with hatred
break down relationships, nullify grace.

Give me your hand, let God’s peace grow between us,
let us rebuild what distrust might destroy.
Now in this moment we’ll make a commitment,
love is the weapon we’ll use and deploy.

© Andrew Pratt 10/1/2015

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