It saddens me and breaks my heart to learn that we have to deal with this type of horrific event once again. I was physically ill by the news. Like everyone else I could only think about my loved ones and family who have children in those grade levels. My children are grown but all I wanted to do was to see them and hug them tight.
I wrote this poem as I listened to news reports on CNN. Someone said that there were probably some angels in that school because no other explanation would suffice about how many of the children did manage to escape with only the emotional wounds. May God help them to heal. My sincere condolences to all the families and the larger community of Newtown.
Angels in a classroom
There were not enough angels to go around
For the children left helpless in a school in Newtown
The sky was bright and forever blue
But no one knew
The calm would be shattered
By a soul so troubled and battered
The children were all babies by any definition
No parent would argue with this distinction
For no matter what the age of a child may be
The loss of a son or daughter, we all can agree
is something too difficult to believe
There were not enough angels that day to go around
The reasons for all the horror may never be found
What we know is that 20 more angels have been recruited
To watch from the heavens
And mingle with the stars
And their brightness will outshine all the others by far
Let us pray for all our children
and make sure that they know
how much we love them
and how we will do all we can
to make sure that no one ever does this again.
Let us not forget the teachers
who protected the children
and made the ultimate sacrifice
to put their lives first
We all need to recognize
Those teachers were real life angels in disguise.