Sleepless in Orlando,
Longing for the nights to be calm again,
No fear in the air.
This tragedy struck took away our peace,
The peace of The City Beautiful.
I smoke a cigarette outside with the thought of terror racing through my mind,
Not knowing if there are bodies securing our town or terrorizing it.
I sit in the concrete in the heart of it all,
What will happen in the days to come?
How will it feel?
Will the times shift for better or for worse?
These are the questions the citizens of the city are asking.
I know that those 49 souls taken from us are above,
flowing in the wind through the streets of The City Beautiful
speaking to our souls.
They are the martyrs who paved the way for those who did not have the strength to come forward.
Now is your time.
Embrace who you are,
Have no shame,
For those 49 lives will never be forgotten,
For those 49 lives will never be forsaken,
For those 49 lives will always be with us,
For those 49 lives will make this city beautiful again.
Come forth all,
For you are loved.
You are not to be put to shame,
For you shall be rejoiced in the most High
And here on earth.
For those 49 lives, you will be the change.
For those 49 lives, you were the difference.
For those 49 lives, peace will be restored.
For those 49 lives, may God be with you.
For those 49 lives, you are loved.
For those 49 lives,
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight,
You all are loved and are equal.
Do not let the fear of the ignorant dim your sparkle,
Because you are special.
Always remember to spread love,
No matter what belief you have,
Because the love of a community will conquer all.