A new acrostic – no comment needed.
Christians everywhere cry out “not in my name”
Hearts are breaking in churches and mosques just the same
Righteousness will not be silenced, nor will love cease
Islam is not my chosen path, but I’ll walk with you in peace
Sisters and brothers, however much we differ in belief
Two religions can now be united in common grief
Catholic, Protestant, Sunni, Shia, join as one to say
Hatred, anger and revenge will not prevail today
Under a New Zealand sky, or any sky on earth
Religion based on fear and mistrust has no worth.
Comfort the bereaved, whose loved ones are no more
Heaven help the orphans of Linwood and Al Noor.