Precious Angels - a poem of dedication

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Take my hand, precious angels

God called you home today

Your Mommy and Daddy will miss you

Saying goodbye with tears in their eyes

Little lives taken far too soon

Leaving broken hearts behind

But you will see them again, someday

Until then, remember they love you

And will think of you

With every beat of their hearts.

**For all those that lost their precious angels in the school shooting in Newtown, CT.

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DREAM ON 3 years ago

The outpour of love is magnificient for healing.Angels are precious.Thanx for sharing your caring poem. May the good people in the world help each other in such a difficult time.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

How sad it is necessary to have to think about this. Your beautiful poem was moving and like the others, brought tears to my eyes. God bless you.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Very beautiful. We all cried that day. Voted up and shared.


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FordeAhern 3 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

Sad but lovely poem. thank you,


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Monis Mas. I agree, we as a society, tend to want to get past these things too quickly. These innocent children should not be forgotten.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you for that, writinglover.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Denise. These little angels should live forever in our hearts and memories. Thank you, again.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

Beautiful... I miss it before.

What a sad, sad story, not to be forgotten, because people tend to forget way too soon. Your poem will help us remember.


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writinglover 3 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

This was a beautiful tribute! Voted up beautiful!


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Terrye-a sweet and sorrowful poem for such a tragedy. Thank you for sharing this. Up/A/B


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Brett. I hope it did. All those little angels deserved to be honored and remembered.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, vespawoolf. No family should have to go through something like that....ever.

"No parent should out live their child."


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Vinaya, I hope you had a wonder holiday as well....many joyous and prosperous days to you in 2013!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

I hope you had a fantastic New Year celebrations.

I wish you happy, prosperous, peaceful 2013.

Regards


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

What a worthy cause. This was such an unthinkable tragedy and it is being mourned worldwide. Thank you for your support of this family.


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Brett.Tesol 3 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Very sad incident, such a loss! You tribute is beautiful and I'm sure helped with the funds raised.

Up, awesome, beautiful, pinned, tweeted and SHARED for others to join.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Much appreciated, Vinaya.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Beautiful indeed!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Gypsy. These families deserve all the prayers and love we can give them to make it through such a devastating loss.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you so much for that, Spy. It means a lot coming from a wonderful poet like you. :)


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Cyndi10! :)


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, barbergirl. I did nothing more than express the words that came to me and funnel the anguish at losing so many innocent souls that didn't deserve that. But I thank you for your gracious words. :)


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, picklesandrufus. I wish there wasn't a need for tributes like these.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

A wonderful and touching tribute. So glad so many people reached out. I pray for all those families. Thanks for sharing.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

so sad.. a lovely tribute for those little angels.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

Beautifully done.


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca

What a beautiful poem and an awesome tribute! :( You are an amazing person!


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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Our hearts are broken. Thanks for sharing these beautiful, touching words.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thanks, V, glad you liked it. indeed.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Dang, T, I'm glad I found this. This is wonderful. Enough said.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

KJ, I just don't know. He was definitely a disturbed young man. I think the health care and educational system failed him. His high school counselor said that after he graduated, he sort of drifted. So many parents of special needs kids have to fill in the gaps to provide all the support that is suddenly cut off after the kid leaves the school system. A national discussion on how to bridge the gap needs to start. Now.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Rajan. It makes no sense to me whatsoever. I hope the parents will eventually find peace.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

TToombs08...The most senseless act of selfishness ever..How dare he think he had the right to end lives..may he rot in HELL....How do you say good-bye to innocence that just entered this world ?


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Awesome tribute TT. My heart goes out to the parents and kith and kin of those who lost their near and dear ones. May the Almighty drum some sense into guys who perform such senseless acts which leave broken hearts behind.

Sharing this.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Effer. My heart goes out to those poor parents that lost so much. *hugs*


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

TT....This is simply an unbearable tragedy....my heart has been so heavy. Your poem is exquisite...and my tears tell me that your words have touched me deeply....UP+++


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Rolly. Thank you so much. These families deserve all the prayers and support we can muster.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hi, ImKarn. Wow, you just never know how close something like this can hit. Thank you for your kind words and insight into one of the beautiful children that the world lost too soon.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

LaThing, I think it's hit the world in the heart. So much outpouring from around the world for these beautiful little souls and their families left behind. Thank you.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Anil and Honey, much appreciated.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Brave, thank you and I'm sorry you had to start your Sunday with such horrible news.


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi TT... what a moving poem of love for these angels and their families. I may be distant here in Canada but what everyone has gone through there is beyond imagination. God bless you for writing this...

Hugs from here


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Simple, sympathetic, and straight from the heart! There is so little that can be said to console, but your poem is a beautiful tribute to the lost souls, Terry..

one of the children, Ana Marquez-Greene - had just moved to Newtown from winnipeg, canada - where i live - in july..5 months ago...they lived about 3 miles from me..

her older brother was also at the school, but was unharmed...physically..Her father was a musician, her mom a psychologist..

sharing forward..


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Thank you Terrye for this heart warming poem! This tragedy has not only hit us here, in CT, but it's a tragedy that has touched the whole US! We could just hold hand and cry, and pray for the little ones...... Sharing!


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Anil and Honey 3 years ago from Kerala

Hai , Nice and beautiful poetry. God will bless you. I also like the picture that is more attractive. Thank you for sharing.


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Anil and Honey 3 years ago from Kerala

Hai , Nice and beautiful poetry. God will bless you. I also like the picture that is more attractive. Thank you for sharing.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Terrye, I, who have my head buried in the sand didn't even hear about this tragedy until I read it in my Sunday paper. God bless you for jumping on it!


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Exactly, Ruchira, they didn't do anything to deserve this.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, tillsontitan, much appreciated.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Beautiful poem. Brought tears in my eyes while reading this.

So true that the Almighty called them before they could sin on this planet. Such innocent souls...gosh what did they do??


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Terrye, I can't find words to describe the pain felt 'round the world in this one...but you have found words. With tears, God bless you and all those involved.

Voted up and beautiful.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Glim. So sad that we have to have situations where tributes are needed.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

This was really really beautiful and moving.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, bd! In my book, the worst kind of tragedy against children.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Laurinzo. The selfless act was all Julie's idea.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Au fait. I feel for those families. Christmas will be difficult for them, to say the least.


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Wonderful poem TT. What a tragedy.


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Incredible poem, and God bless you Ttoombs and Julie D., and Susan for sharing this lovely poem, and showing what a dedication to love, and selflessness is all about!!!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

A beautiful tribute to those innocent children who didn't need to die, and so close to Christmas too.

Voted up, AB, and will share . . .


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, K J. He was indeed.


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K J Page 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

So beautiful.....I know he was waiting with open arms as each crossed over....


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hi, always! Once he has them in his arms, they will never know pain or sorrow again. Thank you.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, justateacher! I'm sure the family would be most appreciative.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, tammyswallow. This whole thing just stuns the hell outta me.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Seeing Jesus holding a child brings some comfort. Beautiful poem..


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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

Great poem..just great...I will be checking out the blogs to help out the funeral costs....thanks for this information...


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

I am still speechless over this whole event, but your poem really brings comfort. Beautiful!


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, dghbrh. I don't like the path this violence is leading us down. It's up to each and every one of us to figure out a way to stop it. It might only take something as small as awareness to change the course. It might be as simple as a small, random act of kindness.

Great movements start with small steps.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

A right tribute at the right time. But its too sad that world is witnessing this kind of incident. Where we are leading toward.....votes up and sharing your massage to the world.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Indeed, Audrey. I think we all are.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Much appreciated, LoveDoc!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

So very, very sad today


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Voting up and sharing.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Dreamhowl, I am so sorry to hear that your friend lost a loved one. My heart goes out to your friend.


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Dreamhowl 3 years ago from United States of America

I only just heard that my friend's girlfriend was one of the teachers lost in the shooting yesterday. Thanks for writing this.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Jackie, for your kind and heartfelt words for the families and their lost loved ones.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Graham. It was the best I could do but it feels inadequate.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, RC. Glad to see you are doing better. These families will forever be shattered in some way. It's a loss that will never completely heal and my heart goes out to them. Thank you so much for your kind words.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, teaches. I don't think there are words that can truly express the extent of the pain and heartache that those parents are feeling. I agree, they will only know eternal love and peace now.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

I know all our hearts are broken for these babies and the ones who loved them. May God be with them all and help them through this.


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Beautiful sentiments. God bless them all and the ones left behind.

Graham.


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rcrumple 3 years ago from Kentucky

Terrye - Great poem and message. It's such a sad and needless act that took place. Families will never be the same and so many futures lost in the wind. Will the insanity ever stop? One wonders. Great job!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

This says what my heart feels. Thank you for writing this for us. It is such a sadness and sorrow that cannot be fully expressed. Thankful that they are now in heaven being loved and they never have to fear again.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you for reading, LoveDoc. They deserve every prayer we can offer up. I'm with you, I just can't imagine; it would be my worst nightmare.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

I can't imagine what the parents of these children must be going through. My prayers and condolescences to the families & victims. thanks Ttoombs


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Mel. I wish there was something I could do to heal all the broken hearts.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you for that, Mhatter. Truly.


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MelChi 3 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Terrye your words cut right to the core. It's beautiful and a very touching tribute for this horrific thing that happened.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Glorious prayer for the victim of a vicious crime. Thank you


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, midge. I hope those who read share a prayer for all that mourn today and for the little souls that we lost.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

My sincerest gratitude, Janine.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you so much, Suzie. My heart aches for these parents.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Fiddleman. And Amen.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Mary, I have been trying not to think about all the hearts that have been broken. Geraldo was talking about watching parents that lost their children. He watched them at the school, taking their children's car seats out of their vehicles and putting them in the trunk.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Mar. I hope there will be some good that comes from this. I can't imagine what it could be, but it's the only way to heal I think.

Another hubber, Julie DeNeen is collecting donations to help a family that lost their precious little boy, Ben. The money will go towards naming a star in his honor (a certificate and ornament with the name and coordinates engraved will be presented to his parents) and to help cover the costs of his funeral. If anyone is interested, please check out the donation button on Julie's blog: http://fabulousblogging.com/


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

It is my honor, whonunuwho.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Nell. My eyes burn from crying all day.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you so much, btrbell. Much appreciated.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

A beautiful dedication, TT. God bless all the little ones and their families. I am passing this dedication along.


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Beautiful Terrye and your words are just so inspirational. Thanks for writing this one and am sharing all over!


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you so much, Sueswan, for so many things.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Curiad. The *only* good that I could even remotely think of is that these beautiful children are now with God. The pain their parents are going through is unfathomable to me. I try to imagine losing my own sweet little boy and find myself choking up. This has to stop.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Irc, there is nothing to forgive. I have made far worse 'oopsies' than that. :) No reason what so ever to feel like an idiot. I really appreciate you taking a moment to read my little poem on such a horrendous day.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thanks, Dana-baby. I was crying as I wrote it.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

No thanks are necessary, AudraLeigh and thank you. The words just flowed through me.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi TT,

What a beautiful poem that expresses everything. Our thoughts all go with those who lost their precious loved ones. Awesome writing my friend. Votes Shared pinned :-)


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Fiddleman 3 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Beautiful tribute. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are being sent up for those families.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

My heart is breaking for the families of these little children. There is a sickness in our country; an evil sickness. I wonder if this man just snapped? I think of the parents who have already bought their children Christmas gifts, and now they will never get them.

Thanks for writing this. I was thinking about writing something, but I can't concentrate today on anything for thinking about this horror.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Terrye,

You are so respectful and tender in this heartbreaking tribute...I cry with you, darling. Love, Maria


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

Wonderful tribute.Thanks for sharing this. whonu


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Terrye, I have been sitting here in England watching this most of the day, totally bewildered and crying like a baby when I first saw it, so this is a perfect poem that says it all, poor little things.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful! Up+ and sharing. Thank you


Sueswan 3 years ago

Terrye,

Tears are flowing. Such a beautiful tribute to those precious angels.

God Bless


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Curiad 3 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

TT, this is beautiful. Knowing that those children are with God is a blessing, but I am sure as a parent the pain is unbearable. I have been praying for all these people today and writing on my blog as well. God is speaking loudly to all of us.

Mark


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Whoops, the macular degeneration got me again. I thought the screen said JThomp. Please forgive me. I feel like an idiot. You get the wings anway because this was so perfect.


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DanaTeresa 3 years ago from Ohio

So very sweet. Brought tears to my eyes. hugs.


AudraLeigh 3 years ago

Thank you for the poem in tribute...lovely :)


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Irc. Not sure who Jeff is, but I'll take the compliment. Thank you, it was hard to write thru tears.


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Bless you Jeff. I don't know how you did this today but am sure you allowed yourself to be a vehicle for the message that so many need to hear tonight. You just earned your own wings in my opinion. Thank you!

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