A smile is given, a laugh received, phone numbers are exchanged. They call, they text, and then they ask, do you want to hang out again? First goes one date, then another, and then they reach ten. Their fourth anniversary comes and goes and then the only question is when When they would get on one knee and they ask with a huge grin, Will you marry me? Will you make me the happiest person that’s ever been? I do, they say, with a grin, their hands linked together, And now they live with each other, together, forever.
The silence is deafening, there's no doubt about it It surrounds us until we choke There is much we should be doing Searching Looking Finding And yet no sound is heard, there is nothing to say Not anymore, we think
But then a voice speaks up Echoing through the silence Together, it says, together we must stand The voice refuses to believe what we believe to be true That there is nothing that we can do
That there is no searching for the truth Looking forward to the future Finding answers for ourselves and others There is no more, we all state, nothing that we can do
But then the extraordinary happens The voice speaks up again Its whisper still loud when it states There is something we can do There is something we can do There is something we can do It repeats again and again like an unending mantra