Thursday, December 20, 2012


Dude Write; 27 Lives Lost

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"A Helping Hand" by Cartodileon
27 lives lost that day;
A lone gunman; he did slay.
The shooter and his targets; all victims
To a wicked mind and tormented soul.

 27 souls lost that day;
Innocent children will no longer play;
Taken from this world far too soon;
Sorrow lays heavy on our weeping hearts.

27 hearts stopped that day;
The winter’s grip not near as gray,
As the tears that have fallen,
To wash away the pain we feel.

We will never forget the tragedy that struck Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14th, 2012. This is my humble attempt as a memorial dedication to the victims and their families. No parent should ever have to bury their own child, certainly ones so young. I remember attending a funeral for a friend’s 2-month old baby once. Watching them lower that tiny casket in the ground had a profound and lasting effect on me.

As terrible as that tragedy was, there is some good to come out of it. Those tiny little souls left us a gift behind; a precious lesson. And that is to live each day as if there will be no tomorrow. Hug your children every day, hug them longer than your ever have before. Tell them you love them. Life is fleeting. We never know when it will be our last day. Honor these children’s lives by celebrating life.

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