The night of fire and discord | 13 June 2020
In the night of fire and discord
The wolves howl in fury
For a disease, took away the life of their brother.
The wolves were strong and prideful
And they would not rest until this disease had seen their wrath.
In the night of broken glass and mourning parents
The wolves bared their fangs towards this disease
Their hearts burned hot with hate
And their eyes were blinded with rage.
In the pursuit of their invisible enemy
They destroyed the homes of their brothers and sisters
Hurt the innocent, and the people they strived to protect.
They broke out of their cages, and as a result, they set the world on fire
All in pursuit of their intangible foe.
But the wolves had not yet realised
That they too had been infected by this disease,
This disease named racism.
This racism drove them into a war they could not win
Because the wolves had not realised their enemies’ weaknesses.
Love and compassion.
They could not obliterate hate with hate
Nor could they stop violence with violence.
The only way to eliminate hate was with understanding.
Understanding that there is no white or black race
There is only one race. The Human race.
We are all somewhat infected by this disease,
But we should never let racism control our actions and our judgement.
In the night of burning buildings and outraged protestors
The wolves were seeking revenge for their lost brother
A young man who had his future stolen from him -
May you rest in power
Your brothers will never forget your life
Nor will we ever forget your struggles.
S5 (1) Independent School