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20 Innocent Souls

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20 Innocent Souls

Where was the Holy Spirit that day..
20 innocent souls pushed over to the hands of Angels
Where was the Holy Spirit that day..
That day we face the tragedy, when will we ever see changes

He left us here on Earth to sort our own mess out
Why did He do that when its clear that were not capeable
In a desperate heart grief that goes beyond any doubt
Facing the devil in human flesh..their fate was inescapable

Where are these young victims today..
20 innocent souls ripped out of the hands of their loving parents
Who’s going to sing their lullaby tonight..
Stolen away from their families their fate now rests in the arms of angels



* God be with the victims, their families and survivors of this meaningless massacre


A.Ertsland
December 16th 2012

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:29:00 AM
    sure did like this poem, Arild. I remembered it from before. Very empathetic.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Arlid HAPPY BIRTHDAY on this special day, I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come, especially when thinking of posting many new poems! May you have a fantastic birthday and many more to come... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! can't wait to see what the new and young you will post tomorrow-lol always a fan! thank you for always being you. even if it means disliking the way things are around here. I don't blame you. TEX

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:53:00 PM
    Hi Arlid :-) wishing a very nice Mother's Day. well a late one on your side of the world... LOL, Lots of Luv & Hugs glad you like the photo on my blog... I have myself a very pretty family. *Linda"

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 8:24:00 AM
    this is awesome! thanks ARILD for your comment on my work. it helps me a lot. hope you'll read my other poems and give feedback. ....elai

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 12:17:00 PM
    more doves coming you way this wonderful friday, arild...: huggs!..:)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 1:01:00 PM
    may more doves come your way, dear friend!..:) hello and huggs!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:31:00 AM
    I don't know if I saw this one before, but you did a good job with this poem. How have you been, Arild? this was your last post from so many days ago!!

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 3:08:00 PM
    hi, arild.. a searing work that pierces the soul.. what a poetic voice you have... thanks for seeing me trough; i;m back and hope i can visit you often like before... more later!,,,:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:09:00 AM
    Member, CONGRATS ON THE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL! It was a pleasure reading this poem, too.

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 1:37:00 PM
    I see a little family reunion here Arlid, you must be adored by my Irma. This is a hard image to imagine. I read this poem before. It all angers me. Not your poem. Juz the meaningless massacre. God Bless and reast each soul, ~*~ SKAT

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Hello Arlid, stopping by to say hi, and check if you posted a poem. I smiled when I'd seen my daughters comment on your poem. I hope you are doing well, and will stop by and visit more often. You truly are one of a kind... always~ Tiger Tex

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 12:36:00 PM
    This write had me in tears Arild, it makes mad at the world that this could happen but those doing the bad deeds shall of course have they're final judgment,.. your write is very sincere I'm glad I took the time to read it, and I wanted to thank you for your comment on my write Angel Wings, it means alot to me to have all the support I do, hugs-x, Royal

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 4/13/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-) they`re wonderful!
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    Date: 4/11/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    aweee.. them are my two cutie pies... Royal and my granddaughter Ezzelle
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Arild just here to say hi and how are you? David

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:51:00 PM
    a heartfelt write.. how have u been, Arild. i hope everything is okay and u'll be back soon :)

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Arild, CTH miss reading your gems :) just dropping by to say hello ;) love CTH

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Arild excellent seeing you around, hope you are well my friend.....David

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Hey Arild you ok? missing seeing you and your comments here, hope your health is fine...Have a Happy Peaceful Easter...take care...David

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:31:00 PM
    You touched a nerve Arild, tragedy seems to be everywhere and it is all so hard to understand. Your sadness resonates in me. Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:38:00 PM
    where was the Holly Spirit when it came time for them to go to heaven? There. I learned a while ago God does'nt care about life here. His concern is life there. Long life is not a blessing or else all the saints would have them.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:22:00 PM
    hello,,, hi,,,hola,,, hallo.... aloha.... manuiweegee.... <---lol... missing you.. you ~PD

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