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Anon ymous

A Poem About the Sandy Hook Shootings

As we sit and complain that our life is unfair
I work too hard, I'm too stressed to care
The actions of a man we say we despise
Today took the souls of innocent lives

But why does it take despair such as this this
To bring us together in the name of peace
So please save a prayer for the innocent ones
That were taken away by a man with a gun

While we only bear this burden for a number of weeks
There are the families out there with tears forever on their cheeks
They will never forget their little ones
Who will never see the age of 21
Who will never again, run, grow and play
They will never forget a second of this day

So in a number of weeks when Christmas draws near
Save a moment, a thought, or even a tear
For the families that sit with a tree full of presents
And a silence that haunts a house with its presence
No laughter, no playing and no Christmas cheer
No puddings, no stocking and no coal to fear

Twenty-seven lives taken in a second
Some even so young they weren't even eleven
Rest in peace little angels, may your souls rest in heaven

Submitted: Saturday, December 15, 2012

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  • David Harris (12/15/2012 3:47:00 PM)

    Peter, anyone who has felt the loss of a young one so close to Christmas will know that your line There are the families out there with tears forever on their cheeks rings so very true. Twenty years ago I lost a granddaughter in what they commonly call a cot death a week before Christmas. It was sudden, shocking and I know how the families of those young victims feel. You are right when you say the tears go on forever. (Report) Reply

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