There only ever is as much darkness
As we choose to let in our own hearts.
When the darkness enters our lives,
Do we chose to compromise our minds?
Do you stand as a candle in that dark,
Standing in watch and silence
For the fallen few consumed by the depths
Never to return to the warmth of open arms?
Do we choose to honour actively
by being sparks of light, in spite of our demons,
demons that defy the march of freedom and equality,
that continue to draw lines of divisiveness?
Stand in the night, candle in hand,
All you nations of beings, shining so bright,
Let us stand in solemn vigil with these fickle lights
To brighten even the hollowest, darkest of all nights.
Leave no sentient behind that fuels us forward,
let it be without need for observances in sorrow.
Let there be understanding in peace, for those to come
So that those that are gone are so, but we be forgiven.