Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Pride & Prejudice

Tonight, I am proud to be a Londoner
Pride as the antithesis of hate;
Community as the antidote to fear;
Visibility as the bright beacon to dispel isolation;
Love as a challenge to lift our broken hearts.

I am proud to stand with thousands,
Each body different,
Every face unique,
A hundred hundred stories and songs,
Those threads weaving a mighty global tapestry;
That weft shredded, strands severed, bloodsoaked half a world away.
Our silence is solidarity and comfort, our noise a rage that will not be denied.

Tonight, I am proud to shed my tears.
I am proud to love

"We Stand With Orlando" Soho Vigil, London UK
Picture Soucre: The Duke of Wellington, Soho

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