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To Sandy Hook

Each child, with presents under the tree;
their eyes full of wonder and anticipation.
Blooming into the place we call child
yet trying at times to be so adult.
We remember them only with tears
while family must listen to their hearts. 
We look and speak of what might have been
while family speaks of what was and is,
and all of us suffer for what can never be.   

Please, may their young souls 
rejoice within the place reserved.
Let their mute voices be stark
testimony of the goodness of man
and their forgiveness, in the face of
brutal circumstance, be the way
we want to honor their short lives.
And may their memory live and grow
to inspire all mankind to actions
which will someway benefit us all. 

With respect to all the parents and loved ones.

Copyright © Charles Henderson

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  1. Date: 1/24/2013 8:38:00 PM
    Yes those poor children and school teachers who lost their lives deserve everyone's thoughts and prayers, along with the ones who survived that terrible day, this is an excellent piece of work, and thank you for your comments

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:11:00 PM
    You did a wonderful poem in the aftermath of this tragedy.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 2:24:00 PM
    A wonderful sentiment expressed Chas. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 6:16:00 PM
    We have not seen the real horror of what's still going on.all we hear are news reports. But not the horrible groans.each will suffer in their own way and may find healing in time. But some will bear the awful scar that never fades with time.

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 6:37:00 AM
    lovely and a caring poem Charles..

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 10:35:00 PM
    nicely written poetry