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15 Columbine Flowers MAG

By Anonymous

     One flower for the girl
who wrote a story about others
and her love and respect for their rights
One flower for the girl
who said yes to the question
that caused her death but rekindled life
One flower for the man
who asked a child to hold up
a picture of his family while he died
One flower for the boy
who risked his short life
to help others reach their safety
One flower for the boy
who didn’t make it out
but died as a distraction to save others
One flower for the boy
who could not run away
or yell for help to save his own life
One flower for the boy
who had a sweet heart
but was made with a dark shade of skin
One flower for the girl
who was trapped
by herself in a tiny bathroom stall
One flower for the teacher
who warned the school
in exchange for his young life
One flower for the boy
who hid his sister
and friends to save their lives
One flower for the brother of a girl
who threw himself in front
to save his least favorite teacher
One flower for the girl
who tried to help
these young men realize their mistakes
One flower for the boy
who picked up the guns
after the suicide to keep everyone safe
Two flowers for the boys
who made an unchangeable mistake
that cost them everything

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This article has 11 comments.

i love this so much!

on Jan. 13 2015 at 10:24 am
Kye-Elipse BRONZE, Cornish, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Don't tell tell me the SKY is the limit when there are footprints on the MOON

very very good. this is something that is very heart felt.

Klipspringer said...
on Dec. 2 2014 at 6:30 pm
Klipspringer, San Antonio, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
And in the end, we were all just humans... drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.

This is beautiful.

on Oct. 2 2013 at 8:43 am
nainamishra99 BRONZE, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, it's worth fighting for. No matter what the odds." -Aria Montgomery, Pretty Little Liars.

this is so sad and beautiful at the same time. love it!

on Jun. 18 2013 at 1:16 pm
Sarah_Oso SILVER, Peachtree City, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the along.
(G. Brooks)

Wow...such beauty. America won't ever forget though. Keep writing.

on Mar. 23 2013 at 9:44 pm
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

that's the most beautiful thing i read in quite some time now, wow!

on Mar. 20 2013 at 12:25 pm
HouseofYork GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"...Time and Chance happened to them all." Ecc 9:11

Very nice I just wish you used a picture of Rachel or Cassie Bernall, or a collective pict of those who died at Columbine.

on Dec. 11 2012 at 9:09 am
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

wow this is really good 

on Jul. 21 2011 at 6:17 pm
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend

This is really good. I att.end Columbine high school currently... Thank you.

ashleyy26 said...
on May. 9 2011 at 3:07 pm
ashleyy26, San Clemente, California
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I cried whenb i read this in class its amazing

vivaeno said...
on Oct. 19 2008 at 6:07 pm
Oh my gosh, this piece made me shiver. So sad, but so powerful.