Song for Sandy Hook Elementary This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

December 17, 2012
What color were your pajamas
The last night you fell asleep
Before the New England sun kissed your face
And evil chased your little feet?
Did your mom give you a hug this morning?
Put the lunch she made in your small hands?
You could have cured cancer or just changed the world,
Why you weren't allowed to finish, no grown-up understands.
Angels watch over you,
Enjoy your pair of wings
And fly over our mourning hearts
Laugh, because life no longer stings
We're sorry that we invented night lights
To cure your innocent fear of the dark
But we could not protect you from the monster
Who tore you from our arms
Angels watch over you,
Angels who now watch over us!

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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DreamingOfNirvana said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:10 am
Amazing poem, captures the sadness and emotion of this tradegy. Thank you.
DreamingOfNirvana replied...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:11 am
*tragedy* sorry
Jen_Lo said...
Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm
This is such an excellent piece! I love all the comparisons you put in here! It was such a sad day, and it was really sweet of you to acknowledge the children :) Great Job!!!
Kayleigh S. said...
Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm
That is beautiful, and unforuanly so true. Good writing, though I wish you never had the insperation.
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