Where they opened fire and, as blood began to pool,
Hunted down the children so the death toll's very high...
I can't think about it anymore. It makes me cry.
Hostages in Sydney (to a Muslim with a gun)
Could have led to riots before all was said and done.
'til the offer thousands of Australians all made;
When the tidings of the Season start to make me blue
I'll think of Australia's act of human kindness, too;
Answering a crime of hate with generosity.
And, if you're in Massachusetts, you can ride with me.