My heart goes out to the victims and their families for suffering this heinous crime. Having studied and had two of my children in Manchester, I feel chilled at what other parents are having to go through.

The sight of a parent’s grief

Their piercing wails

It shakes your belief

You cannot fathom

What it entails

To lose your loved one

To lose YOUR child

In this awful carnage

It just numbs the mind

I see the grief

I see the despair

“That’s my child!” they cry

“Does anyone know why?”

I send them comfort

In my thoughts

And in my words

If only with a Catapult

If only with the birds

But I ask the same question..

“Does anyone know why?”

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