We have come not to shout, but to listen
Not to hoard, but to share
Not to lash out, but to calm
Not to cover up, but to lay bare

We have come not to suffocate, but to touch
Not to dictate, but to understand
Not to hold back, but to unleash
Not to shrink, but to expand

We have come not to shadow, but to colour
Not to conquer, but to embrace
Not for ourselves, but for the other
Not to silence, but to give voice

Philip Wells