I want to believe in the nobility of the human spirit.
I want to believe the horrors we witness and the misery we feel is
the manifestation of a dark demon's death rattle,
a demon that has marched ruthlessly across the planet for far too long.
I want to believe that we can no longer be seduced by its false promises
and as a result, it has fallen, never to rise again.
I want to believe that we will grant the beast a decent burial,
and will show it the respect it does not deserve.
I want to believe that we will mark its passing with the scattering of
and in no way seek revenge as it would have wished.
I want to believe that in our newfound glory no new beast will take its
and we can stand alone,
proud, yet wise enough not to let this feeling lead to a fall.
I want to believe that we can recognize each other,
befriend one another,
love one another,
and be certain that these new feelings will grow,
a gentle expanding universe with no boundaries.
I want to believe that we will fully deserve our place in this new eden.
I want to believe.
I want to believe all of these things.
I want to believe all of these things and more.
but, you caught me at a bad moment and I can't (and I can’t)