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Twenty Crayons

(Dedicated to and in memory of the 
children who were killed in the 
Connecticut school shooting.)


Remember bells and keep your eyes 
from crying,
from the sights that held your 
screams today.
Leave your stolen dreams taped to 
the windows
and live each one until you fade 
away...

And should you need the words of 
sweet
St. Agnes.
Weeping as she says a prayer for 
you.
Standing with St. Nicholas on the 
threshold
Hoping you won't have to 
understand...
Why your mommy cries with folks 
around her,
And your daddy's head hangs to the 
ground.

And should you need the words of 
sweet
St. Agnes.
As she spreads her arms for you 
today
and all her fellow saints offer their 
verses.
Because today she cannot find the 
words to say.

Farewell now, sleep well and keep on 
smiling.
Twenty crayons, left upon the 
ground.
Farewell now, we promise to 
remember...
that twenty crayons have fallen 
down.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 8:48:00 AM
    A sensitive rich tribute. Thank you for sharing you heart.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:58:00 PM
    Nearly makes me cry... So sad... But this poem sheds beauty on a very, terribly horrible thing that happened. All of the lives lost will eternally be in my thoughts