Below is the poem entitled VICTORIA SOTO which was written by poet
Wiliams. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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* This poem is in memory of Victoria Soto, one of the teachers who died in the Sandy Hook shooting. Victoria hid students in a closet to protect them from the gun fire and died trying to protect them. Victoria loved life and was a selfless person.
The gates of Heaven open as a beautiful woman enters.
She is holding boxes filled with white doves to go out to the world.
As she walks further into Heaven she sees a line of notes saying:
Thank you and We Love you.
She follows those notes to the end,
And greets her students with a hug.
The woman says to them,
No need to thank me, you were worth taking the risk.
She then gives each child a dove to hold.
She says, write a message to share with the world.
One , Two, Three
Each child lets go of a dove with a message.
The woman asks,
What message did you write?
The children say,
That a beautiful angel named, Victoria, has entered the gates of Heaven.