The following poem was written by all attendants in the event and edited by Arji Manuelpillai, the host and lead facilitator for the Unconference:
Some Days Are Special Days
Today was a day for praise and love, joy and restto share and learn, grow and connect.
Today was a day to let the words flow freeA day to find some time to listen.
Today was for helping Londonfind a way to heal, to change.
For realising we are not alone,Together our strength is staggering.
Today was a day for transformationthrough conversation.
Old ways of seeing new approaches,new ways of growing, of implementing
Defining the goal, chasing the goal,reaching for the goal, rebuilding the goal.
Today was a day for rememberingIt’s ok to play, work isn’t always work.
I met an old boyfriend today,hadn’t seen him in ages, he looked so good.
Today was for being heard, thinking and feeling,praising, inspiring, expressing our ideas
listening, noticing, digesting, caringexpanding, inspiring and thinking,
did I mention thinking?critical thinking, analytical thinking,
thinking about how I lovethe way you move from company to company
but we basically do the same thing.We fight the good fight.
Today was there to help us remember the why before committing to the how.
It was a day for cigs and boozeFor spilling tea on a random man.
A day for dreaming and flyingFor dreaming of flying, for flying a dream
That we can, some day,Bun down Babylon.
Today was inspiring and movingstrange and weird
And u sat on my brand new glassesBut that was ok.
Because today was not about trying to be too much,But just being a being that knows.
If we trust in our imaginationIf we believe in our shared power
We can and we will build a cityFull of possibilities.
A city where creativitypaves a healthier London of the future.
Today was just a dayIt’s tomorrow where the change begins.
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