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Sandy Hook

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Sandy Hook

You all were taken way to soon
To go and listen to an angel's tune
As you sit and listen to their song
You are not where you belong

You belong with your loved ones
Enjoying the thoughts of days to come
The world stopped on this day
They stopped and started to pray

I am a father, that word has new meaning today
I can't understand why you were taken away
As I sit and try to find a reason
I shed many tears over this act of treason

My heart goes out to the family and friends
Of the souls that met their untimely end
My thoughts and prayers are with you tonight
As you try to find solace in this plight 

As to the ones who witnessed this attack
I know it will be a long time to bounce back
My thoughts and prayers are with you too
My family and I will pray for you.

Lord take care of these souls
Let them succeed in their new roles
Lord hear my prayer
Lord hear everybody's prayer

Duane LaChance
December 14, 2012


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  1. Date: 12/22/2012 10:23:00 AM
    This is very beautiful. I can no longer watch the news about this horrible day. The children are so beautiful. I feel so sorry for those that lost a child or family member on that day. Thanks for posting such a beautiful poem,Jancarl

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 4:44:00 AM
    That was a horrible act and horrible day for everyone in that community..I feel for those who lost a child or other family member..Good work telling the story...Sara

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 3:32:00 PM
    Thanks Duane. That makes sense. BTW, if I created a little tune so sing along with your words, how would I send it to you? And is that OK to do?

    LaChance Avatar Duane LaChance
    Date: 12/15/2012 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    that would be fine. my email is duane.a.lachance@gmail.com
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Hi Duane, Thank you for the poem. Just a comment on one of the lyrics . . . was this really "an act of treason"? I'm not sure but looked it up an it doesn't quite seem to apply. Check it out. Maybe change to an act "beyond reason" instead of "treason". I'm not sure.

    LaChance Avatar Duane LaChance
    Date: 12/15/2012 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Treason is the action of betraying someone or something. In this case the act was a betrayal of god, that was what i was trying to portray. Thank you for your comment though. I almost always write my poems on the spur of the moment of what i am feeling about a specific event in my life. Have a good day...