#i’llridewithyou

Tears fall today for people unknown by name
A deep ache for hearts broken, love’s lost, brave souls
Empty chairs at the table, forever vacant
Hands once held, hang free
Lost opportunities, futures ended
Lives wasted, families hollow
Hugs and kisses, never returned
Innocence lost, naivety gone
Silent whispers, thoughts and prayers
Inner strength, resilience required
Australian family, part of me
‪#‎i’llridewithyou

from my sister @jackieAnneV

is all I need to say today in response to the horrible Sydney siege situation