Twenty New Little Angels

Rating: 4.8
Twenty sweet children
Age six and age seven
Have arisen to God
And now live in Heaven.
He'll watch over, protect them
He'll rock them to sleep
He'll comfort and love them
Til their parents they meet.
We have to believe that
They're safe where they are
That they're happy and laughing
Even though they're so far.
Their lives were so precious
So short yet so dear
But now they're with Jesus
And they've no more to fear.
Those twenty small souls
Are now Angels above
Twelve girls and eight boys
Who'll be always remembered
And forever be loved.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: loss
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I wrote this poem on Dec.19,2012. Five days after the New Town, Ct. School shootings which took the lives of six brave, wonderful teachers and twenty beautiful, innocent children.
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COMMENTS
Jena Crowe 16 July 2014
It's a sweet sentiment. You have a heart of gold Thanks for commenting on my junky work.
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A very poignant tribute to those little angels...............a heartbreaking piece indeed..............
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Akhtar Jawad 31 May 2014
No dead person came back to narrate what happened after death. It is better to hope the best. This impressive poem is the only thing that you could do.We have no alternate but to believe in God and to believe in his kindness.Bri Edward while commenting on one of my poems asked me why God did not interfere before a sad incident took place. I had no reply.
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Daniel Brick 21 May 2014
William Stafford said several times that he did not want to write good poems - he wanted to write NECESSARY poems. This is a NECESSARY poem you have written. Our basic obligation to the dead is remembrance, which you provide along with the promise of transcendence. I remember an incident in the former Soviet Union - two hostile ethnic groups - children kidnapped and murdered - Mark Shields of the NEWSHOUR said, If you want to see Original Sin, there it is. Amen. R.I.P. Dear children.
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Loyd C Taylor Sr 20 May 2014
Hello Colleen, thank you for this wonderful tribute to those precious families. Such senseless hate! I am always deeply troubled when children suffer at the hands of those put into their lives to love and nurture them., nice work! Loyd
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Matthias Pantaleon 07 May 2014
In the presence of God there is fullness of joy. Those kids will lack nothing. Beautiful piece.
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John Brown 03 May 2014
A beautiful poem Colleen. What can I say but, Amen.
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Bri Edwards 28 March 2014
i agree with denis, below, about til; it may be till or maybe 'til. but you can make it til as long as the rest of the poem is so GOOD! i have little faith in the bible and its stories, though some of them are nice to hear. denis also mentioned david and goliath and questioned where goliath is now, while david is with God. i don't remember the story well, but maybe goliath was just doing as he thought best, as david probably was? thanks for sharing, and for the rhymes. bri ;) i'll send it to MyPoemList
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Susan Sparks 26 March 2014
Tears. I have grandchildren that age. So heart-breaking.
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Amitava Sur 25 March 2014
Very emotional and uplifting thought with hopes and dreams
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