There’s hard times again
in these streets of our city.
But we won’t take defeat.
And we don’t want your pity
because this is the place where
we stand strong together
With a smile on our face,
Because this is the place in our hearts and our homes.
Because this is the place that’s part of our bones.
Because Manchester gives such strength from the fact
is the place.
We should give something back.
Choose Love Manchester.
Taken from Tony ‘Longfella’ Walsh’s poem performed by himself at the Manchester vigil on Tuesday 23rd June.