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In Memory of Sandy Hook Elementary: New Angels Play In Heaven

Updated on June 10, 2013

I just don't understand the cosmic significance of that day.

So many innocent lives lost

Now 22 new angels in heaven play

Why did someone demand such a cost?

Was it to remind every parent in the world

Every day spent with their children is a gift

That every night we should hug them tight

And pour our love in every goodnight kiss.

Was it to remind us all

To say our prayers at night

To ask God for his protection

Of our most precious delights.

Why do new angels in heaven play?

Was it really their time

Why couldn't their parents have

One last moment to say goodbye

Why did the actions

Of a careless one

Make so many cry

When that fateful day was done

New angels in heaven play

May their souls know eternal peace

And may God have mercy on us all

And make this madness cease.


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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Oh, that tragedy is never far from my mind. I have a daughter in first-grade and those kids might have been her college classmates or colleagues one day. I could have been on of those parents. It is the greatest tragedy, to lose your child. Every holiday and school milestone this year I have thought of those first-graders. Thank you for your beautiful tribute!!! ~Lurana

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ


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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Anytime a child dies its a sad day for the world. It means we've lost a part of our future.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Great poem. What about the children who couldn't escape the India factory the same week? or the 20,000 children which UNICEF claims died in 2011. Or the 6 year old held captive by a maniac, while her neighbors just listened to her cries at night? Just ranting with a friend.