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Lost Souls

He did not hear
life's sweeter callings, he saw dark
He did not hear
his soul lost, no God to revere
wanting, needing, hurting, hating
no course left, rage not abating 
He did not hear
The children cry
for the angry son brought them death
the children cry
their was no time for long good bye's
twenty babies, he took their breath
his mother, teacher with the rest 
the children cry

They are left now
as the bells of Christmas toll on
they are left now
in homes and churches they bow
crowds kneel to pray by Christ's manger
His compassion comforts strangers
They are left now 

*Today in Newtown CT. 20 elementary children
and 6 members of the teaching staff were shot to death.

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  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:30:00 PM
    Debbie, this is so sad and emotional, yes, a horrific day you have captured in your well written poem, well done and thanks so much for my placement in your Rondelet Contest, I am truly honoured. Constance

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 8:22:00 AM
    Debbie - what can be said especially when it's right around the corner; right around the corner doesn't really matter I guess. We live in a place like millions of other places and it could be any one. Your poem is very touching. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 9:57:00 AM
    Debbie...yes. you ok?...David

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 7:21:00 AM
    My heart bleeds for these families that must suffer such pain from their losses. Such a tragedy. This has brought tears in everyone's heart. Warm wishes, Connie

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 3:26:00 AM
    such a sad and tragic horror Debbie ..well written to honor all these loving innocent souls .. our hearts are heavy with them as tears are shed .. we pray for all touched by this tragedy luv .. is this your hometown as well? I seem to recall as I know u live in Conn. ..thankxx for my win also .. kindness is surely needed in the coming days my friend.

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 4:57:00 PM
    Debbie; I'm glad that you wrote something on this. It is a real tregedy. Like the president said - they are all our children. I have been praying for them and their familes and also the adults too. may they all rest in peace now. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:46:00 AM
    what can one say, Debbie, such a senseless act, such an atrocity,your poem says it all, it gentleness brings out the horror that unfolded.. one needs no imagery here!!!

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 7:09:00 AM
    Dear Mr President. I am just a Canadian. But my heart now has holes. I close my eyes and see small hands raised, but not with questions. I beg you to make the changes, but I know that this will be the bravest thing YOU will ever do. It will make you a target. YOU, already at grave risk, will be standing up to those who will do anything to stop these changes. Yet, still I ask you to do this, Mr President. I would stand with you, but I still have a small hand to hold. Love, Just a Canadian

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:29:00 PM
    My neglect to thank you for my honor in your contest......however seems so out of place in lieu of this sad day.......but please know how grateful and always honored I am when you approve of my work. Thank you.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:26:00 PM
    Dear Deb, my heart breaks with my own sadness, but also breaks for those of you who live so close to this tragedy, you living there in a community now in mourning....I hope you are okay, I worry for you and your kind heart. A poem of expression can only help sort out your own feelings....I find my own words needing to spill out somehow.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:02:00 PM captured the moment, the pain, the whole picture...i only heard a small bit at lunch today, i myself work with children, and the pain, the horror, the unthinkable..i watched the news in horror and as everyone else was left wondering, why...great tribute poem for them :(

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 5:17:00 PM
    A beautiful poem for the children Deb. I cried all morning, my heart just broke for everyone impacted by the actions of one angry young man. Thank you so much for my placement in your contest. :) and I am so happy you like the scarf. love and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 5:16:00 PM
    hi Debbie, this is a beautiful write, and prayers go out to all those affected ny thise senseless act. Rollo

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 4:15:00 PM
    This is such a sad tragedy that happened today, you wonder what is happening in the world today to cause such an event to transpire! I am deeply saddened by this event, and I pray for all of these families that have lost loved ones to this tragedy! Your poem stirred up emotions deep within me, it brought an inner sadness! Your poem is exquisite my friend, a very good representation of the sadness this day has brought! Awesome Work!!