A villanelle for Easter
We’re all searching for something true,
surrounded by fake news, extreme views, everyone’s confused
but I’ve seen that love is stronger than fear, haven’t you?
Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing we can do,
injustice is everywhere, systems are being abused –
so we keep on searching for something true.
We’re longing for hope, we’re longing for something new,
we’re longing for that bitter mountain to be moved –
but I’ve seen that love is stronger than despair, haven’t you?
The world seems to be in crisis, and perhaps our hearts are too,
but there’s a different perspective that you can choose
if you’re searching for something true:
when you peer behind a veil that’s been torn in two
you’ll see the promise of a world being renewed –
I’ve seen that love is stronger than hate, haven’t you?
Maybe that’s not enough, maybe we need another clue,
maybe there are some things that will never be proved;
yet we’re all searching for something true,
and I’ve seen that love is stronger than death, haven’t you?
– Gideon Heugh