As the world continues to pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing a Burnley teenager has written a poem appealing for peace.
Nick Bond, a year 11 student at Shuttleworth Community College in Padiham, wrote Words Of Hope In A World of Terror calling for people to stay calm and comfort the victims after the atrocity which claimed 22 lives and left 59 injured.
The 15-year-old, who battles with the condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactity Disorder, has discovered that writing helps him to cope with it.
Here is Nick's poem
Words of hope in a world of terror
Our words, full of love and hate
Be they good or bad
Our words can hurt as well as heal
Be they joyous or sad
In a world of terror and fear
A single voice preaches some hope
This light burns like a million stars
To help the grieving cope
I’m just one person with a voice
not yet heard at this moment
But I leave the bereaved with my
I’m reaching out to the people
speaking up from the crowd
Making my voice heard speaking aloud
We must not create a disruptive affray
We must try and stay peaceful
and give support everyday
I shall put my hands together and say a little prayer
Join me if you will to show that you care