When eleven was nine

And I walked a mile

Under the blades

You sang

We’re no different

You see the difference?

In you and I

I sank down

Deep down

Under the hatred

Tried to fix it

But you’re still gone

Though I’m still here

We are all alone

November in winter

Cold and dark

Can anyone remember?

The light in the heart

Damp shades linger

Yes, those memories linger

Shadows beyond the pale

I’m forced to remain

In these clouds of rain

Hope living change

Will shine again

Love and Light

Our true self shine

It’s never easy in Winter

Those memories still linger

Dedicated to Matthew Shepard and Rita Hester and all those poppies.