The roses still bloom by the temple
As if unaware of the tragedy next door
The temple that held the fire,
It keeps the fire of our hearts,
And kept the forest safe that night.
A community brought together
A man with a boat brought us the ladder
Many men and women fought the fire
Many women and men prayed
Stay together, love each other.
Don’t pretend to be who you are not.
The temple burns and we remember who we are.
She who created the rose, created the fire.
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