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THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER

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THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER


They were our treasures, our daughters and sons,
deserving of futures and answered prayers,
now silenced forever by the roar of guns.

We each weep and clutch lonely teddy bears,
madness has robbed us of living blessings
deserving of futures and answered prayers.

What deforms a heart, there is no guessing,
please, hug your children, they may disappear…
madness has robbed us of living blessings.

Stolen, all wonders, stolen, happy tears,
so heed our message, this keening warning-
please, hug your children, they may disappear.

We are the anguished, the lost and mourning,
each night we still hear their precious laughter
so heed our message, this keening warning.

Memories survive this bleak hereafter, 
they were our treasures, our daughters and sons,
each night we still hear their precious laughter
now silenced forever by the roar of guns.

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:16:00 PM

    This brought a tear. Your touch of pen was so sensitive...enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:30:00 PM

    CYNDI, 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 ~LINDA

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 6:08:00 PM

    Goofy me got my Terzanella mixed up with my Villanella!! GAH! You are right how could I ever doubt YOU? [Deb gives herself a Gibbs smack] L & L

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 7:36:00 AM

    Touching and beautifully written!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:21:00 PM

    Cyndi, congrats with the warmness and compassion from your pen~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:53:00 PM

    Fine writing Dee, the line order may be off but I wouldn't chage it just the form label XXXOOO Your Debbie Do

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 3:07:00 AM

    Hi Cyndi what a beautiful tribute to the young children and their teachers tragically be killed, i like your sensitivity very much, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 10:25:00 AM

    so sensitive is this wonderful poem Cyndi.. have a wonderful festive season...

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 6:28:00 AM

    Cyndi XXOOOO Keep yours close

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:48:00 PM

    Cyndi, stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 12:45:00 AM

    This tugs at the heart. Every word is accounted for, drawing out raw and honest emotion. You're in a lane all by yourself, when it comes to this writing thang!