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The Pain That Traveled Around the World

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The Pain That Traveled Around the World

We share in the sadness.
This unimaginable pain.
Children are not suppose to be taken away.
The school yard is silent
Where has the laughter gone?
The echo of angished spirits crying out to the Heaven
So much has been lost 
First dances
Kisses, hugs
Graduations, Proms
Weddings, grandchildren, future generations lost.
What Gifts will we never see?
Innocence has been snatched from our grasp.
Will we ever be the same?
It is not possible!
Their deaths can not be avenged.
No sense can be made of the senseless.
We cling to our children 
Try to comfort them
Will the victims have any comfort?
Will the World's tears console them?
Will their loss have been in vain?
Lock away the Guns
Change the way we think!
Our rights are secondary to the lives of our children.
Is not one life worth more than our right to bear Arms?
We can decide.
What choice will we make?


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  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:52:00 PM

    This is very well Thought and very well written. You ask - what choice will we make? I hope it is the right one. May they all rest in peace. Thank you for sharing this with us. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/18/2012 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Lucilla.
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 5:36:00 PM

    This is really a strong poem, of course Richard the pain already travelled around the world, who would not be very sympathetic and heart broken to see those innocent victims overcome by the death in this very short time of living?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/17/2012 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Words seem so inadequate at a time like this.
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 3:56:00 PM

    A sad poem I have read today. Richard, what makes this situation sadder is the avenge will not take place. a strong poem pin pointing the reason this happened... always~ LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/17/2012 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda, I am alway glad to see you drop by. Thanks for your note this morning.
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 3:01:00 PM

    well-said! i'll never understand why people feel the need to own guns, especially the kind that can take so many lives in such a short time. why they're not banned is beyond my comprehension. your poem expresses this very succinctly.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/17/2012 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Ilene I totaly agree!
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 11:10:00 AM

    Hi Richard, really enjoyed this work this morning, so full of sentiment and caring. Rollo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/17/2012 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rollo
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 10:04:00 AM

    Unimaginable pain we all feel. Soon all suffering to end. Revelation 21:3,4) till then pray and console

    Widjanarko Avatar Yanny Widjanarko Date: 12/17/2012 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've read it Susan, it was really an uplifting verse, thanks for sharing the beautiful bible verse to us :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/17/2012 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very true!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/17/2012 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Difficult topic that sparks passions on both sides of the debate. The sad thing about guns is that it is often the people who want the guns and their protection are injured or killed by their own guns.
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 9:03:00 AM

    This is poem speaks of some very important things, like the loss of innocence, the senselessness of it all, shall we ban guns altogether? I am devastated by what has happened and wish there was something, anything, I could do to help console the victims families! I believe that gun control is certainly something that needs to be addressed! This is a wondrous poem here my friend! I really enjoyed reading this awesome piece this morning! What a consoling and sentimental write this is Richard!