A terrible beauty
Six months now since the slaughter
On the 22nd May 2017 at an Ariana concert
22 murdered, 116 with injuries they'll carry
All their lives. The target, the young and carefree.
Before, I loved the rainy mornings of my life
And I never thought that friendly mountain passes
Would ferry me away
But now happy times are seldom
And the rain runs away with me.
From holiday beach to temptestous sea
The thunder clouds gather like swarms of angry bees
I have lost my faith in the indomitable sea.
And I have lost my faith in humanity
I sing only one song now
'Protect the young and defend the free.'
O! the mechanical movement of the sun
Sunshine blooms and nectar spreads
Like a tender tree
Covering all that's dappled, fair
Like a changeling, like the sea and unlike me.