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  1. Date: 1/23/2013 9:02:00 AM
    powerful stuff..thanks.

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:28:00 PM
    Hola David my poet friend, stopping by to say hi and read your winning poem in the "" poetry soup VIGIL"'' contest by my sister Sidney... a nice and heartfelt poem to read. have yourself a good day. always & forever ~TEX

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:20:00 PM
    David, congrats with the warmness and compassion from your pen~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:57:00 AM
    David - The title alone makes me shudder. I think this is the last day of funerals and I hope our town will be quiet again for the families although it will be too quiet. The faces of the children and teachers will hang on but not with laughter. You've gotten to the horrible suddenness while the world around that school went on. Your three last lines are so painful. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 12:50:00 AM
    You have done this very well,,, I mean the imagery you have painted with your pen . You have a blessed Christmas Season, David ;}

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:06:00 PM
    David, oh my gosh, you have captured the horror so well in your poem, it gave me shivers, how utterly sad, Constance

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 1:48:00 PM
    needed to be written David, very sad day, for those whom lost their lives..you wrote this well...

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:54:00 PM
    A very touching write. A tredgy that shook America. may they all rest in peace. Thanks for sharing. I have said my prayers for them and for the famlies. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 6:23:00 PM
    I'm at a loss for words...somethings I just don't understand...xx Holly

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 3:37:00 PM
    nothing :(

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 10:23:00 AM
    You have penned this sad story so vividly David.It touched my heart.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 9:49:00 AM
    You've said it all--and summed it with the essential truth.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 12:01:00 AM
    Hi David, I have read several of your poems.Your free verse is very good. Anyway this poem is very touching.For the children and adults who were lost the other day . Hope they are in Heaven. William.

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 8:16:00 PM
    So sad, David. Innocence was taken from those little ones. Too much too soon. Your words convey them. Great penned.

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 4:32:00 PM
    Great work telling the story of the horrible recent happening..Sara

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 1:15:00 PM
    David, Powerful poem about a true American tragedy. I have been very angry these past few days, and grieving. Your words help. Thanks, Don

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 11:38:00 AM
    What a great write David, and the sad part is that these event happen in the first place. Rollo

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Unimaginable suffering. Everyone is devastated, Well written poem. Soon God's kingdom will end all suffering (Revelation 21:3,4). Till then we must pray for each other and console one another.

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:55:00 AM
    soupmail :)

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:22:00 AM
    David, I can tell that you are having problems with this, problems moving on, as so many of us are. I will keep you in my prayers, that God may heal your aching heart. The whole world had fallen into a painful mourning. Including myself. Merry Christmas to you and yours. hugs, Catie

    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey
    Date: 12/17/2012 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ages 6 to 11
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey
    Date: 12/17/2012 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On the same day, approx the same time, another madman over in China stabbed 22 children outside of their school, just as they were arriving. Before he went to the school, he entered the home of an elderly woman, and killed her in her home. (does all this sound too familiar?)The horrors are getting the best of me.
    Williams Avatar David Williams
    Date: 12/17/2012 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OMG what children, this is the first I have heard about it....
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey
    Date: 12/17/2012 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    and those poor children in China also, who have had their ears and fingers cut off by some madman. I am horrified at out world today.
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