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This poem was written in response to the Newtown tragedy. 
Twenty sets of footprints scattered in the snow. Twenty wings that flutter as the breeze begins to blow. Twenty peals of laughter, Twenty toothless grins, Twenty eyes that twinkle as their journey begins. Twenty desks left empty. Million hearts that mourn. Six will join to guide them, unsung heroes born. Twenty little angels playing in the snow dropping tiny snowflakes on those who stayed below.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 12/12/2017 8:49:00 PM
This is such a flowing sad but beautiful piece! Wonderful final outlook in last verse :)
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Date: 4/20/2013 8:12:00 AM
Made me think of the twelve days of Christmas until I realized the important underlying tribute. A very special piece. Welcome to the soup, you are talented and a welcome addition.
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Date: 1/20/2013 5:32:00 PM
Nice featured poem~SKAT
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Date: 1/20/2013 3:12:00 PM
One of the best I've ever read... Welcome to poetrysoup.
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Date: 1/20/2013 9:34:00 AM
Rachel, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself a lovely Sunday.... always & forever *LINDA
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Date: 1/19/2013 7:59:00 PM
wow, I REALLY like this one!!! A great rhyming poem and tribute to the fallen. Did you enter this in the vigil contest? it would have been on the winners list!
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Date: 1/5/2013 4:07:00 PM
Welcome to poetry Soup, an interesting write. Light & Love
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Date: 12/21/2012 11:14:00 AM
Hi Rachel, and welcome to the site look forward to reading some more of your work xx
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Date: 12/20/2012 10:37:00 AM
A very warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you today Rachel. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us and have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/18/2012 11:21:00 PM
Rachel, This is a poignantly beautiful tribute to the precious souls taken in Newtown. I found it genuinely touching and very comforting.... Jake
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