A Grief Poem for Those Lost at Sandy Hook. A Poet Remembers

[Larry Lynn:  Poet Jim Monroe shares with us his commemoration of the tragedy at Sandy Hook called “Innocent Victims”]

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Twenty-six persons
Were murdered that day
Not counting the mother
And her son that had strayed
A confused young man
Rained bullets from hell
Upon the school and it’s students
They fell… woe… they fell
Twenty young people
Just babies for sure
Five year olds
Six year olds
No more…Lord…no more
All the little Suns
have set now and forever
Neither dawns nor tomorrows
not ever- not never
Our hearts are all shattered
No words could express
With sadness so great
One can simply not make sense
of this horrific event
The laughter of children
has come to a cruel abrupt end
Only sounds of weeping fathers… mothers…
sisters… brothers… relatives… friends…
It will still be Christmas
in a handful of days
But the joy’s been diminished
in the wickedest of ways

So many gifts wrapped with kisses
beneath so many decorated trees
that will never be opened
by the children with glee
There can never be closure
it’s been canceled by pain
if tears transformed into clouds
we’d be drowning in rain
So please suffer not parent
dare say it’s so hard
take comfort and remember
those little innocent victims
Charlotte
Chase
Madeleine
James
Jessica
Catherine
Caroline
Jesse
Jack
Olivia
Emilie
Allison
Noah
Josephine
Daniel
Ana
Benjamin
Avielle
Dylan
Grace
now rest gently
in the Kingdom of God

little VICTIMS
JimMonroea composition dedicated to the family and friends
of the twenty innocent schoolchildren and the six
courageous adults slain in Newtown, Connecticut
jim monroe
december 15, 2012

 

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