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Poem: "why Today? Why Me?"

Updated on September 26, 2016
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By Salini

Twenty schoolchildren, 8 others dead in Connecticut massacre

By Hilary Russ and Dave Gregorio | Reuters – 2 hours 33 minutes ago


This is the first thing that I read today morning. I had to compose myself for few minutes before I could do anything!!!

Sitting in front of my computer, for penning my thoughts about this massacre, the only thing that I could do to voice my feelings was to paint a poem.



This poem is through the eyes of one innocent life, among the twenty children who lost their lives, few hours ago in this incident.

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"WHY TODAY? WHY ME?"




Oh this morning is so pretty.

Sun is shy and wind is chilly,

The cold is bad but my clothes are comfy.

I look at Moma who looks calm and happy.



Papa kisses my lips and ruffles my hair,

“Take care buddy and enjoy the school hours.

Will go for shopping after I come back

cos, Christmas is near and I have promised that blue guitar.”

Oh my Darling Papa I love you so much,

for being the dad so perfect.

I hope you know this

Cos, I forgot to give you my final goodbye kiss.


Little princess is playing with her food and fork.

Messing up her chair and her pink little frock.

I make a face at her earning a musical laugh


Oh princess you need to be strong

I will be with you as I have promised all along.

You are the sister of a brave boy Dave

Take care of Moma and Papa and don’t let them cave.



I finish my bread as school bus honks

Moma rushes to me with my bag and opens the front door

“I love you Davy and you be a good boy!”

Waving me goodbye she kisses my cheeks,

I wave her back and kiss her lovely lips.

I love you Moma, you know you are the best.

I wish I could have said

this soon,

before my final rest

about today noon...



BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The loud noise shatters the wall and the ground.

I look behind from my line and see a man with a gun.

He looks crazy and waves his hand all around.

I feel something hit my heart and then there is no sound.



I look as Daisy, Michael and James too fall down

Everything was red and blood was oozing out.

Cries filling the hall as chaos seeped in with power.



I look into the eyes of the man with the gun

He looks messed up, he needs help.

And then he takes a short run.



God why do I have to die so young?

I wanted to go miles before I sleep for the final time.

Why today my God? Tell me now why?

I forgot to kiss Papa and tell Moma my Final Goodbye...

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      Salini 3 years ago from India

      Thank you meghabrito for such a heartfelt post. I am glad you could see the picture of my poem so beautifully.

      Take care and Have a beautiful day...

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      Smarajit Chowdhury 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      This is the most beautiful Poem I've read so far in HP, despite the inherent sadness in it. This is elegance personified through extreme pathos. Your graphic imagery and illustration is awesome. Thinking about the spurt of such incidents makes me so sad and wonder why don't people look at the root causes and engage more in getting a more humane society in place that would leave no space for such mentally disturbed people, who I'm quite sure must have been a product of a dysfunctional family. Everybody needs to be more alert and having the willingness to reach out. The more we continue to live like aliens in an alien world, the risk of such horrendous incidents will only rise. Alongwith the immediate steps that should be taken to curb such menace I think lot of broader introspection is required, as it is not just a one-off incident now. Sorry for the long post but the words just came. Hope to read more such gem from you in future also.

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      Vanika Knowles 4 years ago

      Very moving and touching poem. I can barely hold back the tears.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Not many people can go into the minds of the victims and you have done that well here ! Awesome ! Beutiful , I can't imagine what these kids went through ! Thank you for sharing this with us !...Ed

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Hello Shiningirisheyes, thank you for dropping by and posting your comment...:)

      Have a great day ahead...:)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Heartbreaking, brought tears to my eyes and very well written.

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Hey my dear....glad to see you here and thanks a ton, Thandi, for your kind words....:)

      Have a rocking year ahead.....:D

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 4 years ago from Lagos

      Wow! I love what you did with this story. Though tragic, you beautifully composed a classic.

      My heart goes out †Φ all who lost loved ones in that awful incident.

      Good job Salini.

      Thandi

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Thank you Dianna for your blessings... You take care and enjoy the holidays.

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for dropping your comment Martin... Take care

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      You are right blossom, it is tough to fathom what the parents of these kids are going through...

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for appreciating my work shelley...

      Take care.

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for posting your comment @pstraubie48.

      Have peaceful holidays ahead.

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Thanks mr-veg for your input. Being a parent of a child myself I too agree with you with your view point. . Have a nice day ahead.

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Hey Billy thanks for your comment and you rightly said... There are no answers for senseless killing; all we can do is support the survivors.

      Have a great day...

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This touches the heart of many of us. I can only imagine what thoughts the families must be thinking when they said their last good-bye before sending children to school. Thanks for writing this with meaning and depth that reaches our soul. Blessings.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this look which (according to UNICEF 2011) is shared by a minimum of 5 families every day.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A very moving poem taken from a child's point of view which you saw so clearly. It is such a sad start to the Christmas season and what those parents must be going through!

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      Beautiful dedication for the heartbroken, devastated people left behind. How many more of these school killings can they take before its illegal to sell or possess these pistols and automatic rifles.

      So sad, so very soul destroying.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      sad, devastating---only a resounding why?

      You stated this so well. So sorry you had a reason to write these words.

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      I take your hub as a deep hearted dedication to the little angels ! It's time that people become sensible and be responsible rather than just venting out their anger with Guns. When you take a life, you take away many other souls attached to that life. Being a Dad myself I can't even read these kind of news , it's truly disheartening !

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tragically beautiful! There are no answers for senseless killing; all we can do is support the survivors.