** This poem is in memory of Josephine Gay, one of the children who died in the Sandy Hook Shooting. Josephine was autistic and severely apraxic and couldn't speak. She loved giving hugs and loved the color purple.
God places his hand on Josephine's head as she enters Heaven.
Speak he says,
And a beautiful angelic voice comes out.
Josephine can now speak,
And spread her love through her hugs and words.
At the end of every night.
She is saying I love you Mom and Dad.
As she closes her eyes in her purple room in Heaven.
Copyright © Christina Wiliams