A tragedy at Norwegian Soil

At first, I heard a large bang, like a thunderbolt had struck right next to my room, after that the house started shaking for a few seconds. About five minutes later, fire trucks sped past my house with howling, sirens. An hour later, I saw the horrible pictures and videos on TV

We stood together as one that day:

Muslims and Christians,

East and West,

We all did our best

To keep our spirits up

More than 80 people were killed at Utøya,

Bodies in the water and fear that my friends had been there

A day later, the face and name of the killer appeared in every newspaper and on every news channel

My hometown Oslo will never feel the same

The killer said that it was

"Brutal but necessary"

But I don't understand

How someone can wish to hurt innocent children

My hometown will never be the same

We stood together as one that day:

Muslims and Christians,

East and West,

We all did our best

To keep our spirits up