Hate’s Attack On Manchester: A Poem

May 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm (Crime, News, Poetry) (, , , , , , , )

Before the darkness, music played
Ariana sang upon the stage
But this gentle musical night
would descend in horror and fright
and joyous times would soon turn dark
like the arrow that struck singing skylark
and that dark still remains
accentuated by human blood stains

Young people had come full of joy
to the arena in an English town
that soon would turn upside down
Beneath a streetlamp’s streaming glow
a girl would watch her friend’s blood flow
scenes of young love overshadowed by hate
musical concert ends at door of Hell’s gate

Some man thought he knew God’s will
and that was to maim, destroy and kill
far from the Kingdom of God was he
but his evil folly has caused intense agony

Faces that will never be seen again
Faces that shone with Ariana’s song
but they left the concert into the night
not knowing hate’s venom would rise and strike
now those faces will only be seen on Facebook page
leaving those behind in tears and rage

And so the curtain came down on a musical show
as death’s curtain came down on those in post-concert glow
bodies maimed and broken, many their souls now gone
the night that Death put an end to music’s sweet song.

-A poem written by Christopher
Tuesday May 23rd 2017.


  1. Jonathan Caswell said,

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  2. righteousbruin9 said,

    Nowhere is this better put. Well done, Christopher.

  3. Madame Vintage said,

    What an endearing flood of emotions that will forever remain imbedded within our soul. They may try to tear us down and rob us from our hope, but we will not falter and stay strong with compassion that binds us like a rope.

  4. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    What a beautiful tribute and expression of emotions.
    I will forever be shocked and heartbroken when people cause such horror and loss to other people. My prayers are for all those who were/are touched by this tragedy.

  5. TAJWAR FATMA said,

    This is so nicely written. I will never be able to understand what goes on in the minds of people who want hatred so badly that they are compelled to take innocent lifes. A wonderful tribute to those we lost.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you very much, Tajwar.

      No, I can never understand people who hate so much, they feel inclined to take innocent lives.

  6. Fusion_Beats 👽 said,

    Why are humans do cruel? 🙁

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