The deafening silence of tragedy
the sound of pain beyond human comprehension
Stunned into silence a soundless
pause perhaps if we remain completely silent
maybe we won’t be noticed and it won’t be real.
Shrill sounds reveal that it is scarily real after all.
Alison Jean Hankinson
This is for d’Verse quadrille.
In 2005 I was in London with a group of school students when there was the second bombing, my students who were young and had never experienced anything like that before just wanted to get on their coach and go home immediately which just wasn’t possible, we left the following morning and the bus was eerily silent and remained so until we got beyond Birmingham. Silence is deafening in tragic circumstances. My heart and love to all to all who were touched by the Manchester bombing.