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Sandy Hook Poems 2: Student Tributes

Here are tribute poems for exceptional children and teachers who should be alive today: Emilie Parker, the horror grows starker as we see your sweet image and cringe at the carnage; but dear, how you mesmerize with those vivid blue eyes and death cannot sever our hearts from you, ever. ### Dylan Hockley, a blue-eyed "gorgeous boy," was super beyond death's power to destroy. ### Jack Pinto, who idolized the New York Jets' Victor Cruz, is now Cruz's hero and neither can lose. ### Grace Audrey McDonnell, our "beautiful, sweet little girl," wherever you are now, there's a far brighter world. ### Avielle Richman had a "spirit that drew people in" (and an infinitely knowing and cheeky grin!). ### Noah Pozner, "extremely bright"? your mind and your smile both exuded light. ### Jessica Rekos, a "creative, beautiful little girl" who loved horses, are you now riding Pegasus down heaven's courses? ### Benjamin Wheeler, "an irrepressibly bright and spirited boy" had brown, soulful eyes and a spirit no killer can destroy. ### Ana Marquez-Greene, as sweet a child as we've seen, you "beat us all to paradise." Was it because you were so very nice? ### Charlotte Bacon, our love for you is unshaken; as you "lit up all rooms" down here you now illuminate heaven, dear. ### Daniel Barden, his family's light, once brightened this earth, and now brightens heaven? not a bad trick for a boy who's just seven! ### Olivia Engel, angel, your only possible crime (I've been told) was "being a wiggly, smiley six-year-old!" ### Allison Wyatt, so shy, so sweet, so caring, loved to garden with her mother. Six pink candles, then an eternity of sharing. ### Catherine Violet Hubbard when you were here the cupboard of life was never bare, but full of light and your electric hair! ### Josephine Gay had just turned seven; now she will always be "a lovely part of heaven." ### Caroline Previdi, "sweet, precious little angel," we fondly remember your infectious smile. ### Chase Kowalski, age seven seems awfully early for heaven; but since there was never a better child ... perhaps the angels called, beguiled? ### Jesse Lewis, so full of life, you could fill a room with bright laughter; I'm sure you're entertaining angels now and brightening the Hereafter! ### James Mattioli, exceptional swimmer, without your bright presence the world seems much dimmer. ### Madeleine Hsu, what we know of you is so limited, but we love you too. May your loved ones keep your memory secure and your memory give them the strength to endure. ### Here is a memorial poem for the school's lovely, valiant principal who, according to accounts, ran to defend her young charges the minute she heard shots being fired, lunging at the shooter in an attempt to disarm him: Dawn Hochsprung, each child's courageous friend? you defended them all till the unthinkable end; so let your kindness and valor be sung. ### Rachel Davino protected her charges from the killer's barrages; like her loyal friend, she was loyal to the end. ### Anne Marie Murphy, fun-loving, hard worker; you defended your charges? no coward, no shirker. ### Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, who loved to teach, and who loved children so, we're glad you achieved your dream that final year, and how lovely you seem! ### When Mary heard shots being fired, she could have run away to save her own life, but she joined principal Dawn Hochsprung by leaping to her feet and running to protect the students she loved so much. Mary Sherlach, who courageously ran without thought for her life to the aid of the children, taught not just them, but also us, love's surplus. ### Everyone loved Miss Victoria Soto; she was every student's friend. And when a killer threatened her charges, she defended them to the end. Keywords/Tags: Sandy Hook, school, student, students, children, shooting, massacre, teacher, teachers, violence, war, NRA, gun control, USA

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