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Why and How I am touched by Sandy Hook...


Blog Posted:12/23/2012 6:36:00 AM


Yes this is a horrific event that has touched me deeply, for each day I seem to find another connection to this tragedy. The lady who cuts my hair daughter was in class at SandyHook down the hall but was spared , the secretary for my dept at work sister taught in the very classroom next to where the worst happen. Another women that works at my jobs husband went to the academy to train to be a firemen with a gentlemen who lost his son on that at that school that day. My brother and his wife along with his 6 year old daughter an 11 year old son live 2 towns over. My brother messaged me through Facebook with this picture. His friend from college is a teacher and read my poem and was do moved to tears by it he brought it up there to the memorial. I did the only thing I could do emotionally and that was to write what I felt. I have written three poems in the past days "Angels In The Sky"  "Beyond The Bell" and my last was "Love Conquers Hate"  all of which were inspired by the emotions that continue to come from this tragedy.. So please bare with me if my recent poems are not my usual themes.. At this Christmas and Holiday time please keep all the parents of these children and teachers in your prayers.. along with the first responders who were faced with images of what they saw that day..  

Always (with a heavy heart) Michael


 Photo: Let your brother know his poem is now part of the memorial!

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  1. Date: 12/25/2012 4:42:00 AM
    Michael, bless you for your heartfelt poem and that it moved someone to the point that they brought it as close to those who lost the MOST that day. I do not know these people, but I could be these people, feel their pain intensely. This is now a new reality and one I am struggling to accept on a personal level... that someone could look a child in the face and do this... anyone who cares/loves for a child, theirs or anothers (I was a ECE teacher first, a mother years later) knows how PURE, how PRECIOUS, ALL children are... I struggle with encouraging independence and trust in my daughter while keeping her safe... Hugs sent to you my friend. And genuine thanks for your words..hugs, Cyndi

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  1. Date: 12/25/2012 3:17:00 AM
    I think the taking of these 20 little angels will stay with people forever all around the world Michael, Im so proud for you that your beautiful poem got read I know how much it meant to you to get it home where it belongs... Tracie xxx

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 12:45:00 PM
    A great blog indeed my friend and brother..will keep the parents and families in my thoughts.What those first responders must be going through after what they saw that day..don`t think I could ever recover from seeing something so cruel and horrifying.Take care my friend,and all the best wishes to you and Rosanna..

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 11:59:00 AM
    Hey Buddy great blog...this horrific crime will always keep those parents and families in my thoughts and prayers....sadness beyond belief...

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 10:43:00 AM
    It's good for you to write of them, Michael. thanks for the image you have shown.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:51:00 AM
    PS. This blog is not about promoting me or my poetry.. My friend Jill who cuts my hair for better part of 15 years raised across her town when this happen searching for her 7 year old daughter at that school and happily finding her out side with police safe.. When she told me face to face her story and I saw the fear in her eyes its at that point I was moved to write from.. please keep blog positive and about the people lost on that day and for the ones who survived that horrific day...

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:45:00 AM
    With all do respect Mandy, I never said anyone didn't feel for them.. Just asked to have them in your prayers during this Holiday season.. XX Michael

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 8:32:00 AM
    Michael, This event is so troubling that it's surreal and one wishes they could wake up from this nightmare of reality. A couple businesses my company sells to are in Newtown and I can't imagine the pain everyone there is going through because the pain is felt around the world--God bless--It's a fine tribute you have written.

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    Falotico Avatar Michael J. Falotico Date: 12/23/2012 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Craig, I think everyone has some connection here.. Its very positive to share it.. Your a good man.. Michael
  1. Date: 12/23/2012 7:44:00 AM
    We are very fortunate to have you among us and your poetry on the subject of this horrific event is like putting soothing wings on an open wound agape, my admiration goes a long way for you, Merry Christmas dear man, from one who has admired your writings from the very start xxx

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    Falotico Avatar Michael J. Falotico Date: 12/23/2012 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mystic Rose... I appreciate that very much...Merry Christmas to you also..xxx

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10/20/2014 Imprinted Coupletremember,romance,
6/22/2014 Stepping inside Oneself Coupletdog,
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6/22/2014 Unspoken Glances Coupletthank you,
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3/29/2013 Toys In My Hand Rhymeon writing and words,word
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2/19/2013 Fade Away Coupletimagination,on writing an
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12/22/2012 Love Conquers Hate Rhymerecovery from...,sad,
12/19/2012 Beyond The Bell Rhymededication,
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12/9/2012 Not Broken Senryudedication,love,recovery
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