Below is the poem entitled A new Newtown which was written by poet
Sibanda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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The innocent souls. The little angels flown away. The dedicated. Perished.
Agonising. Touching. Demanding answers. A town held in the grip of
unfathomable mourning. A world shell-shocked. What next?
Some serious soul-searching .A real newness . Country. Community.
Newtown, there has to be new paradigm shift. There has to
be a new beginning . A dawn of non-violence. An end to a cycle
of mass shooting tragedies. A new chapter. A secure future.
The sights, the sounds, the terror, the grief. Should people live
in fear? Feel helpless , weightless and exposed? No. Innocent deaths
of 28 people that touched the hearts of many across the world
because we are all the citizens of this world. We therefore demand a
world that is safe, habitable , just and peaceful. A world in which the
sanctity of life is of paramount importance. Let us contain the emotions
and find lasting solutions .
Let us find solace in that it is possible to arrest the situation. A newness
of love, security and peace must be collectively and individually ushered in.
Though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death you WILL not
fear no evil. Death you have been defeated.
To the parents, teachers, schoolchildren, the community, and the
country, the world mourns with you. It shares your grief. Be strong.
Be comforted. Our hearts are with you. We offer our prayers.