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Message To the Shooter

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Message To the Shooter

Life had done you wrong
Had taken away your song
You felt you didn’t belong
But why couldn’t you be strong?

You went on a shooting craze
Left behind a bloody maze
And little children in a daze
Did you think you’d get praise?

You had demons in your mind
So an outlet you had to find
Vented on children who are kind
Did self-loathing make you blind?

In the end you took your life
Left parents with nightmares rife
And pain twisting like a knife
Will there be no end to this strife?

Little children are now dead
Who will never be tucked in bed
Little classmates filled with dread
Couldn’t you kill your demon instead?

Your pain wouldn’t go away
So you made the innocent pay
Now the horror is here to stay
When you meet God, what will you say?

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  1. Date: 5/28/2014 9:14:00 AM
    I like how amidst this tragedy you still have compassion for the perpetrator. Only God has the answers to your questions and he will surely be just. He also erased the children's pain.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/28/2014 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, Richard.
  1. Date: 4/17/2014 10:38:00 AM
    Wow, a very good write, about a very terrible event, Well said! :)

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:02:00 AM
    yea that conn. shooting was horrible i dont see how anyone cud do usch a horrible evil thing smh

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/19/2012 4:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know, Christopher....we are all damaged in some way. It depends on how we cope. Thanks for reading! God bless!
  1. Date: 12/14/2012 10:39:00 PM
    Excellent write about a horrific event. Good job!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/15/2012 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jon....thank you. Yes, it is horrific. Where is this world getting to! Hope all is well with you!