1: Uneasy Silence – the aftermath of the riots
Events have now settled into an uneasy Silence
People are tired of this needless Violence
The rioters are no better off then they were Before
Arrested, processed like cattle, they are herded towards jail’s Door
So many points of view on the News
Some tragic, some sad, some Amuse
5 days have changed our perception of Society
Seething anarchy that lies underneath us all, no Propriety
Families have lost loved ones in all this Mess
Will they ever heal. That’s anyone’s Guess
Lives lost in the blink of an Eye
We ask ourselves why did they need to Die?
Livelihoods lost, dreams Shattered
People hopes and aspirations completely Battered
What will become of those who face Jail?
For them there is no Bail
Jails are already Brimming
New tricks in them they will be Learning
They need to help the community Rebuild
Its the only way they will feel the need to Succeed
Something constructive to do, or am I just being Idealistic?
Thinking we can reach them, being just Unrealistic?
My heart thinks there is good in Everyone
Reach out to them and good can be Done
Society does not owe them Anything
Respect is earned, not violently Extracted
Solutions are not easy, but there is so much at Stake
We all need to work together,
Together once again a community we must Make.