By Mike O’Connell 

Be slow to anger
in the difficult days ahead,
get past the symptoms of despair,
focus on the knowledge of good
you know to be.
Allow fear and hatred
to find their own way
to the cliffs of antilogic and
hold your heart out for all to see.
Brush off those words
that wish to numb your spirit,
foul your soul.
Believe nothing you hear
in the next few days, trust yourself
to see the truths.
Avoid the wilded eyes
of those who know they know,
resolve to be a light
in whatever darkness may ensue.
Resolve to keep hope alive.
This is why you are here.
Show us the way to your personal peace,
and share your healing thoughts
for all…