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In unison they shook their heads and wiped their teary eyes.
None could quite believe the scene and gasped in their surprise.
The gunman broke into the school, releasing all his rage.
The victims of the horrid crime were 5 and 6 in age.

The bodies of the innocent lay silent on the floor.
The blood was splattered all around the windows, desks and floor. 
The questions started coming from the people everywhere. 
They wanted to have answers as they bowed their heads in prayer.

The answer was quite simple and so many did agree. 
The gunman’s easy access to the weapons caused the spree.
The rifle that he had obtained was fit to use in war.
Bullets sprayed in seconds that were made to cause such gore.

Many argue that the answer is to have more guns.
And that is how we can protect our daughters and our sons.
Arm each single person so that they can shoot it out.  
The advocates of guns say that is what it’s all about.

But many others do object to more guns in more hands.
For our society must curb the violence in our lands.
Easy access to more guns just feeds the burning flame.
That some have hidden deep inside to kill and hurt and maim.

Written in memory of the innocent victims in Sandy Hook.

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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:48:00 PM
    What particularly bothers me is that these type shootings are becoming almost routine now...almost like copy-cat killings, like a contagious disease...I tend to think that either extreme you mentioned would not help...until our hearts and minds are where they belong and parents learn how to raise their children right again, it will only get worse...thank you for this heartbreaking and relevant poem, Samia - Tim

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 3/7/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Tim, Thank YOU so much for your comment. I agree that you can't go too much in either direction. It is such a sad and scary situation, and you are so right - it is happening so often now. Samia
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:32:00 PM
    SAMIA, stopping by to say hi and read your winning poem in the "" poetry soup VIGIL"'' contest by my sister Sidney... a nice and heartfelt poem to read. have yourself a good day. always & forever ~LINDA

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 1/9/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Linda, Thank you very much. I do appreciate your comment. :)
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:06:00 AM
    everytime I read about this incident my heart bleeds,my deepest sympathy to the family of the lost ones,great write Samia

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 12/31/2012 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Richard, I feel the same way. It's really a horrible tragedy. Thank you for your comment. :)
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:24:00 PM
    Samia, congrats with the warmness and compassion from your pen~SKAT

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 12/30/2012 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Skat, Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. :)