I can't pretend to understand 

To understand what it's like when the symphonies of war play at night

When you lay your head down at night

Praying, hoping, wishing for silence

Even that holds its horrors
I can't pretend that I understand 

I can't pretend that I know what to do

Exactly how I can help you silence the pain

For you are what seems like galaxies away

In a world where peace has no audience

Where normality is a concept, a once hopeful idea
I don't want to live in ignorance

Claiming that in some way I understand your plight, ill equip to offer a viable solution

We live in a world where we can scream at the top of our lungs yet it's only the deaf that hear us

Injustice playing out like a veiled dream

With ignorance and bliss as it's audience
I wish we could do better

I wish we could try harder

Pray harder but unfortunately the men of free will have power
Moving indiscriminately 

Destroying with little regard to their victims.

Hope, hope is so powerful

With desperation as it's companion

Leading men to do that which was once foreign to their character
Edmund Burke once said 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." 
But what happens when it is the evil that holds the power

Where the scales of justice are tipped in their favour

It is at this very time

This precise moment that we must speak in hope

Not empty words backed with empty gestures 

We must shout at the top of our lungs.

Remembering that the voice of the people with hope brought down the walls of Jericho 

Published by Peju-Anike

This site is a small collection of my thoughts, experiences & inspirations. I hope you are inspired and encouraged by my musings. Your thoughts, ideas and interpretations are always welcome. Love Peju-Anike

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