Don’t forget,
What is the enemy after, in the end?
Our faith.

And if our faith can falter,
then we’ve lost the upper hand.

Though hearts break around us,
and lives are abruptly shortened;
we must, with all the faith we can muster,
draw courage again.

We must live now for those who can’t.
And say to the darkness;
and the hurting parties,
broken on each side.

‘We know the real enemy of our souls.
Lurks at the ready,
waiting to seize entry.

But we won’t back down.
And we may grieve, but only for a moment.
For in the end, faith is our only solution.

And along with hope and love,
shall remain standing.’

Ana Lisa de Jong
November 2015