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Poem: Tragedy

Updated on December 15, 2012
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Yesterday's tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut truly moved me to write this poem. Tragedy is a hard pill to swallow especially when there are innocent, helpless victims like children involved in the crossfire of someone's twisted thoughts and actions.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the families of those victims who lost their lives to this senseless act of violence and that entire community.


The thunder is sounding loudly,

The lightening is sharp and intense,

The storm clouds have rolled in,

There is no escape from being in the midst,


Evil has been lurking,

Looking for victims to claim,

Not caring about the effects,

Of how its immense terror would reign,


I turn to my left,

There is tragedy over there,

I turn to my right,

There is tragedy over here,


If this was a war zone,

Then maybe that I would understand some,

Being a trained warrior in the field,

Is slightly different than being at work, school or home,


Tragedy has been increasing day by day,

Leaving us bewildered and speechless,

Disgusted and distraught,


Wondering how senseless acts of violence,

Has now made its way into our most safest of havens,

Converging like some hunger stricken ravens,


It has been increasing and making its unpredictable way,

In a variety of different spaces while showcasing a new face,

We must be diligent in collectively praying from day to day,

That tragedy must rapidly decrease and move from this place.


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