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if you feel scared if you feel that you might be the next victim of a terrorist attack, here's a little thing that helped me a lot:)

a little help to lessen the fear.

a motivational story/rant by @saveourminds

if you feel scared

if you feel that you might be next

if you feel that it's not safe for you to go out tonight

here's this poem, by Dudley Randall

called "Ballad of Birmingham"

“Mother dear, may I go downtown Instead of out to play,

And march the streets of Birmingham In a Freedom March today?”

“No, baby, no, you may not go, For the dogs are fierce and wild,

And clubs and hoses, guns and jails, Aren’t good for a little child.”

“But, mother, I won’t be alone. Other children will go with me,

And march the streets of Birmingham, To make our country free.”

“No, baby, no, you may not go, For I fear those guns will fire.

But you may go to church instead, And sing in the children’s choir.”

She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair, And bathed rose petal sweet,

And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands, And white shoes on her feet.

The mother smiled to know her child, Was in the sacred place,

But that smile was the last smile, To come upon her face.

For when she heard the explosion, Her eyes grew wet and wild.

She raced through the streets of Birmingham, Calling for her child.

She clawed through bits of glass and brick, Then lifted out a shoe.

“O, here’s the shoe my baby wore, But, baby, where are you?”

But, baby, where are you?”

... yeah I know

if it's bound to happen, it will happen.

don't let them scare you.

the next attack could be anywhere,

at that concert

at the city centre

at the church

at the playground

at the coffee shop

at the local school

at the mall

anywhere.

don't

let

them

scare

you

:)

dare to live.

dare to live.

dare to live.

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