Nothing I say will change anyone’s mind tonight.

No rant about politics or policies will unkill the many that are gone.

No spiritual meme about what good is left in the world will change the fact that people kill people.

No argument with a stranger will impose my beliefs onto him.

Nothing I write will change you. Not tonight.

So I’ll keep living my life, with all of its hopes and growing fears. I’ll hug my family tighter and be glad that they’re safe in their beds at the end of another day. I’ll keep dreaming about a better tomorrow for all of us.

And I’ll light a candle in my heart for those that aren’t safe in their beds, dreaming about their


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