When the lives of innocent people are so cruelly taken away in such senseless acts as the latest terror-related incident in London, it can be hard to find the words to express how we feel.
But a 14-year-old girl from the UK has found the words many are struggling to say, in a simple, 11 line poem posted to Twitter.
Abbie posted the poem in the hours after seven people were confirmed dead when a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge, before a stabbing attack at Borough Market.
The poem, titled London Is Today’s Victim, has been retweeted hundreds of times, and has been liked by more than 1,200 people.
.London Is Today’s Victim.
— abbie ???? (@abbieisarose) June 3, 2017
The 14-year-old – whose Twitter profile photo is of a YouTube star she is a fan of – encourages the world to avoid living in fear and not hide away.
“We should live our lives like we do most days,” she wrote.
Many replied with messages of thanks for the young teen’s moving words.