The stars did not go out tonight.
No inky canopy lost its sparkle, nor did the light grow dim.
No flames were extinguished tonight.
Embers still caress wicks and flare a rainbow of colours in their kiss.
Hope did not fail tonight.
Dreams and wishes still whisper their wisdom and are kept, nurtured, alive within.
Love did not fade tonight.
No hatred, no torment, no blistering evil will ever grow strong enough to stop this.
Because love is love, and we are love,
And we are stronger with it than without,
And to those who wish to destroy love,
Well, let there never be any doubt:
Love will win, every time. Even for those we have never met.
Because love is love, and love will shine. We will not forget.