Six Months Without
In remembrance of the 26 children and adults killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School six months to the day.
Six months have passed
since that dreadful day
when 26 souls
For parents, siblings, grand parents
aunts, uncles, friends
and even distant strangers
we are forced to
face the truth about life
It can be so so short
and is so unbelievably precious
six months without their smiling faces
six months with only empty spaces
at dining room tables and classroom desks
six months without their chuckles and laughter
without their curious questions
that made us think about
what life is all about
Six months without their special hugs
and kisses that would brighten up our days
and now all there is is anguish and the deepest kind of pain
that is here to stay.
Six months without
our babies barely 6 years of age
six months without watching
them grow inch by inch
We pray the deep hurt will disappear
when angels whisper in our ears
we are here to tell you all
we will not fall again.
- Groups Rally For Gun Control Six Months After Sandy Hook (indianapublicmedia.org)
- Families of Sandy Hook victims to mark 6 month anniversary of shootings Friday (voicerussia.com)
- This Week – Obama Uses Daughter of Sandy Hook Victim to Raise Cash (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Six Months After Sandy Hook (gds44.wordpress.com)
- Gun control advocates mark 6 months since shooting (sfgate.com)
This is so beautiful!!! It is 5 months since Vic died and I sometimes think people don’t even remember her anymore. Certainly they avoid talking to me because my grief makes them uncomfortable. This is a beautiful poem. Thank you for remembering 26 souls!
I know the feeling. Sometimes it seems that you are the only person that feels the loss of a loved one. People do not know what to say or what to do. They do feel uncomfortable because they do not understand that the griever does need to talk.
Shakespeare said in Romeo and Juliet:
“When he shall die take him and cut him out into stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.”
This is a direct quote from Romeo and Juliet but it was also cited by RFK when giving a speech in tribute of his brother JFK.
I believe that this applies to anyone who loves someone unconditionally such as a child or sibling. We feel the loss so deeply but must take comfort that they too adorn the night skies as they were the as the Spanish say “the light of our eyes”.
How beautiful – The Light In Our Eyes…! Thank you!