Pledge of Silence in honor of the 27 victims

Pledge of Silence in honor of the 27 victims

A Poem by Riley
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A few words about the tragedy on Friday and a pledge to remember them

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I struggle trying to find words to express how horrific this tragedy has been,

I can’t rhyme, because it’s too horrifying to be given such a magical touch.

There’s nothing magical, special, or creative about little kids dying.

I see their faces and think of my own little five year old daughter.

I think of what they must of thought of when the gunman walked in the room,

How terrified they must have been, how so many people must have being screaming for help

And no one was there!

How horrible it must have been for the police officer to walk into the classroom where so many

Beautiful children lay lifeless 

How horrible it must be for the parents frantically rushing to the school to learn if their child survived

How horrible it must be for those parents who did lose their children at such a family oriented time of

Year.

I have been holding my daughter, thankful that I still have her. 

Then I’m saddened and tears fall down my face as I think of all the mothers who have lost their children

And who will never be able to hug their little boy or girl ever again.

This is a tragedy, a horrific tragedy. 

I will never understand why something like this had to happen and why these little innocent kids died.

I will be thinking of those families who lost their beloved children, and I hope that on Christmas you join

Me by taking a moment of silence out of your festivities to remember those children who lost their lives

and the families who will never get to see their child’s face light up while opening presents ever again.   

I pledge to take a moment of silence during my family’s Christmas festivities.

Do you?

© 2012 Riley


Author's Note

Riley
This is not really meant for critiquing just some thoughts that I wanted to express. Thanks.

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I wonder what makes people kill or even have the thought of killing. Those kids had so much to offer in the world and those teachers had so much to teach and it was all taken away. Makes you wonder what the world is coming to. It seems that the more and more you try to make things safe the more and more they try to get rid of you. I hope the parents well in this holiday and everyday after that. I cant imagine how it must feel not having your child on Christmas or ever again. I hope the world will get better and we as people will come to realize that there are better ways with dealing with our problems instead of killing children that had nothing to do with your issues. Great Job on this.100/100

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I also want to say that I talked to my ten year old about what they are to do if something happens at school.He said if a robber is in the school they are to lock themselves in the bathroom and read.I do not think locking yourself in a small room with no other exit and huddleing in a group is the best plan.

Posted 9 Years Ago


I think you should change it to 28 victims because I believe Adam Lanza was a victim himself.Your words are beautiful and your concern for your own child is felt by all of us.I have been researching alot of the facts about the shooting and I believe this is a false flag operation.I am not saying that someone didn't shoot these people I am just saying the official story is a lie.Ipersonally do not believe there are 20 dead children they took the bodies out in secret they had all closed casket ceramonies the coroner can remember how many gun shots each body sustained but he could not answer the ratio of boys to girls.The guy found hiding in the woods has never been interviewed and Emily Parker has to be the most outragous part of the story.Nancy Lanza worked for DARPA designing military training video games and fighter droids.Adams Father was head tax advisor for General Electric.James Holmes Father is a top scientist for FICA and both Fathers were due to testify in the LIBOR scandle.The LIBOR scandle was settled out of court for 1.5 trillion dollars two days after school shooting.Mark Laughner from the Arizona shooting and James Holmes from Aurora shooting both claim to have been under some sort of hypnosis.As well as the fort hood shooter claims to have been part of a mind control program.All the other shooters shot themselves so we don't know what they claim buit I believe this innocent boy was under hypnosis and there will be more like him to come.

Posted 9 Years Ago


I agree with you...words cannot express such a tragic senseless loss..my heart goes out to all the victims families ... Only God knows the true purpose of such tragic senseless violence...and only have hope that he had a plan on mind..


Posted 9 Years Ago


Tis a cruel world out there, even I worry about stepping out the door. There is always a reason why they turn so cold and evil and lose their hearts. It's quite sad.

P.S I wouldn't mind you read/reviewed some of my poems


Posted 9 Years Ago


I wonder what makes people kill or even have the thought of killing. Those kids had so much to offer in the world and those teachers had so much to teach and it was all taken away. Makes you wonder what the world is coming to. It seems that the more and more you try to make things safe the more and more they try to get rid of you. I hope the parents well in this holiday and everyday after that. I cant imagine how it must feel not having your child on Christmas or ever again. I hope the world will get better and we as people will come to realize that there are better ways with dealing with our problems instead of killing children that had nothing to do with your issues. Great Job on this.100/100

Posted 9 Years Ago


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What poignant words and emotions here. You have written what has been in my heart since first knowledge of this. I heard parts of it on the radio and almost wrecked my car I was in such shock. Thanks for writing what I could not bring myself to do. Simply thinking of it brought me to my knees with grief. I lost three babies so I kniow what loosing a child is like. Loosing a child in and of itself is horrifi but loosing a child to a senseless act of what ever this demon person possessed I can not imagine. I so agree with you, I have looked at my grown children and shed new light on patience and understanding. Thanks again for well written sentiments.

Posted 9 Years Ago


A fine poem about this awful killing of innocents, my sympathy especially to all people in the United States, and of course, especially the bereaved families.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Tex
this time of year will no doubt be a time of torment for the fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters not to mention grandparents and other relatives of these little kids forevermore. If I lived in that town I would vote to pay higher taxes so that that school could be bulldozed and a new one put up in a different location.

thank you for your write.

100/100

Posted 9 Years Ago


Revolutionary

9 Years Ago

seems we would hear more from these family members and there would be open casket ceramony.where are.. read more
Tex

9 Years Ago

what a mess.
This is a prose poem--I'd structure it as such. It would give the poem a more subtle power.

This was such a tragedy, I too wrote a poem about it.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is a beautiful pledge for such a sad reason. My heart aches for all the children who died, the ones anxious for another Christmas morning and the presents they will never get. It hurts even more to think of the siblings of the victims. At least one probably last spoke the words (referring to siblings lost) "I hate you." They didn't know that in a classroom, even if just down the hallway, their sibling would soon lay dead. I hope they realize that a whole country is looking after them, praying for there well fare. No need to be religious but I'm also guessing that some don't believe in God anymore. This is a poem in beautiful memory of the beautiful children who now lay, wrongfully slain.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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