End the silence; say no to crime and violence
By Dillon Ollivierre
The excuses which are often presented, I refuse to listen
How can we be silent while our nation suffers?
One year and disappointingly no results from DNA testing. To the family and friends, I extend prayers
Mr Commissioner, Mr Prime Minister, Mr Opposition Leader
We demand effective usage of your power
Members of Parliament
This is one of the biggest disappointments
We cannot allow this situation to be handled as though it has no urgency
I refuse to be silent. To whom it may concern, this is a matter of great urgency
Ren Isaacs shot in the head, Shanika Small missing, decomposed body found
Seventy-three-year-old Veronica Johnson raped and killed, Lifeless body of Laferne Lockhart found
How can you remain silent after hearing about these stories? How can you?
What if it was your son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father? Would you have remained silent? Would you?
As a country, each one loss, affects us all
And though many remain silent, I’ll make the call
I’ll invite you to stand up and speak up
End the silence
Say no to crime and violence!
Let today be the day of change, let today be the dawn of a new day
Let us stand united as one and tackle this issue of crime and violence day by day
Let’s counteract the hate with love, let’s act before we react
Stop the violence, stay calm, start the thinking
Don’t give in to negative thinking
How can taking the life of another solve your problem?
How can inflicting pain into another better your situation?
Before you react, think; think carefully
Clear your mind, think positively
Don’t focus on the negatives or the anger, the frustration, the stress, the build up of hate
Look beyond the negatives, look beyond the anger, the frustration, the hate, the stress, have faith
A negative solution can never bring a positive result, always remember that
Close your eyes, speak to God, listen to the voice within, have faith, be determined, now step back on track