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Silent Poetry

Updated on August 14, 2016

Dedicating this poem, isn't as hard as it seems. It's for a 16 year old girl who lost all her dreams.

It's hard to comprehend, or even try to understand. Why the Lord would take a life, that now has just began.

I didn't even know her, and I probably never would. But the story's always the same, no matter where you stood.

Just when you think humanity is back on it's feet. On a cold October night, a small girl passes on in the street.

This senseless loss of life, can't be replaced at any cost. As time presses onward, the memory of her will be lost.

To create a precious life, is such a difficult game. Having it taken away and destroyed, is such a horrible shame.

What has happened to today's society, is really quite sad. But there are still some decent people out there, that aren't all bad.

If everyone could just take the time, and give someone a smile. They could possibly make a lonely life, just a little worth while.

With love people have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Eventually the world be spared of hate, and ease all it's pain.

The future looks so gloomy, and doubtfully will ever change. I'm just waiting so patiently, for the end that's close at range

An unspeakable horror, took her life in it's prime. At the young age of twenty three, way before her time.

Kimberly became quite famous, making her grievances known. As she told her tragic story, and tearful emotions were shown.

It was a very brave thing , for this young lady to do. Continuing her fight for others, possibly even you.

With nothing left to lose, and running out of time. She was just an innocent victim, of life's worst kind of crime.

She passed on this December, and finally feels no pain. Hopefully from this horrible loss, something will be gained.

Her story has touched my heart, in a very special way. I'll always remember her lovingly, whenever I stop and pray

Love makes the world go around
Love makes the world go around

Author's note -

Both of these two poems that I wrote are not about suicide, but are about the tragic & senseless loss of young life. The first poem is about a gang shoot out which accidentally hit an innocent bystander in Greensboro, North Carolina. The second poem is about a young woman who was accidentally infected with AIDS by her dentist in Pennsylvania, and both are true and really happened. Both of these young ladies are no longer with us today, and have each left this world we know of back in the early 1990s. If you have a moment, please pause & pray for both of them. Thank you.

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      HADIA ABRAQ 2 months ago from Pakistan, punjab, faisalabad

      its very heart touching poem and so emotional..

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      Peter Plum 4 months ago

      Very good. I especially like this, and, your opening verse. "dedicating this poem isn't as hard as it seems" was a meaningful and quite loaded statement I felt.. Very loving, very outward, very emotive. Clearly expressed with genuine words, I appreciated this one.

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      Shyron E Shenko 13 months ago from Texas

      Poe, this was hauntingly beautiful.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Daphne D. Lewis 2 years ago from Saint Albans, West Virginia

      Wonderful tributes to these two young ladies. The events that took their lives were both so tragic.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Poethepoet, you write very beautiful poetry and it is top notch. I sympathize with you over the death of these two young ladies. I must say though, that the Lord did not take their lives. The Lord is here to save lives. It was Satan behind that. If you ever learn the character of God in Christ, you will understand that the Lord was as hurt as you when each lady lost her life. Jesus wept for people and that's why He gave his life for us all when the opportunity came. We must all try to live within he circumference of God's righteousness so that we will be out of harm's way when tragedy strikes by satanic forces. I will pray for the girls, their families and also for you so that you will develop a better relationship with the Lord, understand and realize that He did not take their lives but Satan did.

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      k-swarup 2 years ago

      Very touching poetry! Beautifully expressed.

      Thanks for following me & the fan mail :)

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      Nicole Townsend 2 years ago from Jamaica W.I

      This is beautiful poetry, anyone can take a page out of your book

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      Marie L B 2 years ago from Yamba

      I came back to read your poetry. Your beautiful words have ensured that these girls are remembered forever. Great reading.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Senseless killing brings a lot of sadness, a loss that nothing can truly express.

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      Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      So glad you shared your explanation at the end. I said a prayer for both. I have no words or answers for these two tragedies, no platitudes or attempted words of encouragement except to say how very sorry I am for your loss and I know, for myself, time is a great healer. That being said, beautifully written and thank you for sharing. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Andrew Hill 2 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      This poem gave me the chills all the way through! It was fantastic!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing both your poem and explanation. It's so sad to lose someone so young.

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      Laurel Johnson 2 years ago from Washington KS

      I love poetry, especially when the words come from the poet's heart. Well done!!

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      Marie L B 2 years ago from Yamba

      The first piece I have read on your site is "Silent Poetry". It is beautifully said, sensitive and caring and shows us the way.

      I am very glad that you gave us an explanation of the tragic events that had prompted you to write. I would have hated to keep on wondering "Did she. . ?" or "Did someone else . . .?" Yes, I am very pleased you clarified that for us.

      I shall be back to read more as time allows.

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      Shivendra Tiwari 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      beautiful verbal expression of human emotion with amazing aesthetics of compassion....Loved it.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Both poems are wonderful, touching and love the pic of the two cats. Thanks for the follow.

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      Dr Pran Rangan 2 years ago from Kanpur (UP), India

      The beautiful ode to the ladies who met their tragic ends. Great poems with real expression of compassion. Thanks.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Great poems, that tell the truth about tragic death, very sad to read. Thank you.

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      Neetu M 2 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      A heartfelt tribute, Poethepoet. We will never understand the how and why of such tragic things. If the world ever comes to its senses, we may be able to prevent them from happening, but man is man, and ultimately, the future looks grim. :(

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      Matthew A Easterbrook 2 years ago from Oregon

      Your poems are very special, kind, caring, and you are continuing those that have passed young voices. Thank you for writing these poems and touching all of our hearts. I look forward to reading more of them.

      Thank You!

      Matt

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very beautiful poems with great messages. Why God takes lives so mercilessly, it's really a puzzle unsolved for ever. He creates so much beauty and then destroys all without any hesitation at all.

      Your feelings are greatly expressed in both of these beautiful poems.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks.

      I felt your heart long before I finished reading your truly beautiful Hub. I look for the inner beauty, the Light, only in this case it was very evident, and I feel blessed that you came my way.

      Life can sometimes seem sad, unfair ... we are all exposed to internal and external forces, the good ones keeping us together like Grace, and the darker Light playing also its Cosmic role, even if in a different way; one we do not care to like or understand.

      I will pray for them, bro. I am hungry and will go to eat. Send me a loving rememberance note. I wish you much peace this loving Mother's day. God bless.

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      Fehl Dungo 4 years ago from close to you...

      A very touching tribute. Thank you for sharing. :)

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Thank you for sharing this story of silent cries of fellow beings with us.

      voted beautiful.

      You are a gifted poet.

      Have a great day...

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      Dancing Water 4 years ago

      You have a great heart. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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      lauramaryscott 5 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Thank you, Poethepoet, for following me so I in turn can do the same. You are a poet and your Silent poem touched my heart. Thank you.

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      Poethepoet 5 years ago from Charm City

      Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful comments. Every time I read these poems I think back to those old newspaper stories, and just think how old these two young women would have been today.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Your poems are truly so sad, I was almost in tears at the end.

      Lets hope they come together and be happy.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      UrsulaRose 5 years ago

      There will always be those situations that cannot be explained as to the reasons why and how they occurred. We just have to take onboard, as you have done, the person's story and share it, if only to raise awareness of the situation.

      You have written from your heart with compassion and love for two complete strangers whose circumstances mean so much more than just a news headline/story.

      You are a wonderful wordsmith and should be very proud of your Silent Poetry and the awareness that you writing it has raised in the greater world-wide community.

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      That was very powerful and emotional. I definitely could see your heard it in. It is a very sad thing to hear young ones losing their lives so early. I have had friends pass on and It's like I'm stunned with doubt. Are they really gone? Just that quick? It's a hard thing to think about....

      -Aubrey

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      hat's off to you for being such a compassionate person

      Occurrences like these happen each day around the world but people like you come out and make us aware of the dire state our kind lies in...

      Tragic

      Brilliant piece of poetry

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      JBoozer 5 years ago

      Very well expressed. I know that is a very difficult subject whether the victim is a close relative or a stranger. I'm glad you did them honor by remembering them with your words.

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Your words strike something true and deep!!

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      CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

      These are beautiful and very powerful poems! Thank you for sharing them. How tragic it is to lose a loved one, especially at a young age!!! We will pray for the families that they have left behind. May God's comfort and guidance be upon them in this very difficult time of their lives. I feel honored to be a part of your HubPages circle. You are an excellent writer! Keep at it. God bless!

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      pearlmacb 5 years ago

      Touching poem, thankyou for sharing this poem with us here on hubpages. I did stop and pray, wasn't easy to hold the tears, bless you fellow poet!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Sad reality...things happen for a reason. Very nice written.

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      Nera Woods 5 years ago

      I just hope the dentist in this case was punished. Was he jailed and made to pay the family? Thanks for your poems and poetry notes.

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      Lisa Williams 5 years ago

      This is such a hauntingly beautiful poem. Voted up and beautiful!

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      Carolina 5 years ago from Switzerland

      When sudden death comes to a young person, a woman or a man that has still more hope and life to go on is a shocking loss. But God knows his plan and they are in good hands. Nice poem of tragedy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

      What a moving and beautiful poem of truth. You honor these two women with your lovely poem. I really enjoyed it.

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      joyfulmommy 5 years ago

      Very sad story but very well written. Voted up and awesome!

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      Farhat 5 years ago from Delhi

      Amazing poetry! a sensible effort of memorising senseless deeds...its really painfull to remember the event that brought shame to the humanity..and its not specific to some place but now has become the story of whole modern society that has perhaps neglected or lost their human inside!

      and one thing, your profile pic is really attractive!

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      jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! What a powerful way of telling us about these senseless loss of lives! You really have a way with words!

      Keep on writing!

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      Such a terrible and senseless loss of life. You remembered them in a beautiful way....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am so thankful that you found me to follow, otherwise i would have never known about you and your beautiful Poetry. This is so sad and a true fact of life. Thank you for sharing..Happy to follow you...

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Voted up; useful; awesome; beautiful and interesting, but not a vote for funny as your subject didn't make me laugh, but it was truly moving. Fantastic piece of writing.

      I couldn't find a Contact slot on your page, so I am leaving your Note of Thanks from me to you for following me and I Hope you absorb the sincerity of the text . . .

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      You are an amazing. Talented writer. And I'm positive that your writings will touch many lives as they have mine.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Powerfully done--lovely!

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      BJC 5 years ago from Florida

      Definitely is a reminder to tell people every day how much we care and to offer a smile at the unfriendly.

      BJC

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      Dyhannah 5 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful poem of remembrance and sorrow

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      Shubhangi Joshi 5 years ago

      Such a powerful message in this poem, lovely!

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      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Very moving and thoughtful poems of the senseless loss of life. There but for the grace of God goes I, for it could have been me or you succumbing to the ills of this wicked society!

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      Michelle Keiper 5 years ago

      Lost life is always sad to the living.

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      cynthtggt 5 years ago from New York, NY

      Love usurps power. Your poetry is beautiful and its heart full. I was moved to silence. Thank you.

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      cherriquinn 5 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      A very sad story but a fitting tribute. Best wishes.

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      Kaili Bisson 5 years ago from Canada

      What a wonderful tribute...thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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      Sweets21 5 years ago

      Very sad stories I wish that our world wasn't so unkind. Beautiful poems though...

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      crazymom3 5 years ago

      just love the kitty picture.

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      Geofferson Dean Sexton 5 years ago from Nowhere Land, Ontario, Canada.

      Very touching, thanks for sharing! ^_^

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Beautiful poetry but very sad.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Aawwh so sad. My prayers go to them and their families. It's lovely of you to write this touching tribute.

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      Anne 5 years ago from Spain

      What beautiful tributes. These two young girls will never be forgotten now by anyone taking the time to read your poetry.

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      Gary Eby 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Excellent Hub with much sensitivity to coping with tragedy and inexplicable human suffering. Thanks for following me. Sending you purple Light today...Gary.

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      misshill 5 years ago from United States

      Nice and beautiful poem, enjoyed reading it.

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      libby1970 5 years ago from KY

      A very warm, tragic poem and tribute to two angels. May they both be comforted in heaven and sing with the angels. It is so sad when a young life is taken too soon. A wonderful tribute.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Great, heartfelt poem, so sad. Touching tribute, God bless their souls.

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      MsKrysma 5 years ago

      Those poems were very sad but beautiful. God bless you for writing them.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Voted up and across the board, except of course, for funny. A job well done, to bring these two former lives to life once again.

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      lifeoflata 5 years ago from Tacoma Wa

      It's sad because both victims didn't deserve it. blessed their souls. Great poem. voted up

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      Voted up and 'awesome' - you deal with the deaths of these two young women with such compassion. You tell their horrific stories so graphically. So well done. Excellent hub.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      No matter how we try we can never make sense out of senseless deaths. Your poems are beautiful and a tribute to two young women who deserved so much better. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      "With love people have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Eventually the world be spared of hate, and ease all it's pain."

      This poem touched me deeply.

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      Jo Anne Meekins 5 years ago from Queens, NY

      Oh my, you made me cry! How beautiful. It could have been written about my 15 year old great-neice, who was tragically taken from my life waaaay too soon for me. I included the poem I wrote for her hoegoing service at the end of this hub: http://inspired4u.hubpages.com/hub/Healing-Grief. Thank you for sharing. I pray for our young people all the time and will certainly remember the loved ones of these two. The pain lessons but never really goes away. I missed my little princess and think of her quite often. Praise God for precious memories and the times we had. Continued blessings to you.

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      Prayer went up! I am so touched,I can't even explain it. My family lost a 14 year old boy, my brother. So I basically cried when I read this.Thank you for a sad but beautiful, poem and tribute.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Touching! Thanks for calling our attention to these tragic incidents, and at the same time inspiring us to respect the gift of life.

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      cyndigreen 5 years ago

      Nice poem and very interesting.

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      thost 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      So sad, all this wasted life. Vote up.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      These poems were beautiful but also bittersweet. Life is so precious and to see it wasted is heartbreaking.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh My I am crying.. this is so sad and beautiful at the same time. this happens all the time senseless deaths.

      thank you for such a wonderful poem

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Poetthepoet - Beautiful writing, so haunting and vivid. This world is not our home. So, the short time we do have left on this planet, we must love. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Your words has touched my heart. Very beautiful! This was a very heartfelt tribute to the young girls. Thanks for showing love,kindness and compassion with meaningful words.

      Just by giving someone a smile could make a difference to someone. Voted up, shared and beautiful!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      You have written such a beautiful poems for these young ladies. Voted up and awesome.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Now this is great poetry. very nice tribute with words that actually mean something. BRAVO.

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      Hui (蕙) 5 years ago

      Hopefully, everyone won't regret to donate their smile to ordinary life. Our life could've been better.

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      pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

      So well written. Such senseless sadness. The kittens are adorable and added a warm and fuzzy touch:) Voted up!

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Beautifully written about the a great sadness that happens much too often.

      I love the photo of the kittens and their heart, that is so sweet.

      I voted up and awesome.

      Thanks,

      Bobbi

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Beautiful writing on such a tragic topic. Thanks for sharing this! Voted beautiful and up!

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      jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello poet,a very beautiful tribute to the young girls,your lovely words actually gave a shock at the end . How can such waste of two young lives be allowed to be forgotten,thank you for reminding us ,

      best from jandee

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      Pannonica 5 years ago

      Your words are so beautiful and for the few minutes that people take to read this the girls will not be forgotten. It has touched my heart and made me remember so many others who tragically are not with us any more. Thank you for reminding us to care.

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      Fantastic. Every day something happens that never should have. I like that you pointed that out to your reader. Amazing poems. So full of pathos.

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Poethepoet, What a convincing, effective, moving tribute to two young victims of tragedy not of their own making! Everyone should be able to survive a stroll outside and a routine visit to the dentist.

      Thank you for sharing,

      Derdriu

      P.S. The photo of the two kittens forming a heart makes me think of my cat Gusty. She's black and white, with the patches almost overlapping on both sides and around the tail. All three form hearts. She's love in motion.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      So very sad to read about how these young people died but their memories will live on in your beautiful poetry.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Well spoken, If the world had more love and less hatred we may actually have a chance of moving forward rather than backwards.

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Life lost at any young age is always a tragedy. I liked your poems and the tribute to the lives of those you never knew, but cared enough to share with us.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I love your poetry. Very sad about the young girls. I will say a pray.

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      sweethearts2 5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Beautiful expressive words. Your love and prayers are a victory for them. A tragic ending, that as you write can be avoided with love and prayer. We will never know what was truly lost in their death and that is our tradegy.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      As long as this hub exists, these ladies' memory will always live on. Beautiful work. You should be proud.

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      mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

      As a catholic these are things that as much as i have thought about I still can't make sense of,and the explanations of the catechists really don't cut it for me.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Very poignant.

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      To lose someone we know ! Or don't know as well, is tragic ! Haunting and so permanent! Great tribute !.........:-}

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      very beautiful poem Poethepoet.the word used in a poem are very touching