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    Posted December 14, 2012 by
    Divyaprema
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    Orlando, Florida
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Newtown school shooting: Thoughts and tributes

    Divyaprema and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Tributes for Newtown
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    Why did I have to die?

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Divyaprema says she wrote this poem within an hour of learning about the Newtown school shooting. 'Sometimes we can't process things as it is -- then painting or poems come to our rescue -- to help us mourn, to heal and to hope, and to try to hold on the optimism that there must be some goodness still left in the world,' she said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    A child who was forced to leave earth earlier asks us some questions.
    A poetic tribute to the CT shooting.

     

    I am sad I had to leave so soon
    I had just started to dream
    I had blew too few candles
    Off my last birthday cake.

     

    I was waiting for Santa
    I had been a good kid
    I guess he no longer
    Will have me on his list.

     

    I was a dreamer, a cute one at that
    I wanted to make all those who loved me proud.
    I wanted to change this world, I wanted to give back more
    I guess that will be another broken dream.

     

    I wanted to see more sunrises
    I wanted to play with friends
    I wanted to chase butterflies
    I wanted to play on the beach.

     

    I am OK in heaven
    But I worry about mom and dad
    I am sad for my siblings dear
    I am sad for this colder world.

     

    What will you do for me?
    Why did I have to die?
    I hope no kid ever dies
    The tragic way I did.

     

    I loved to play with guns
    I loved to pretend and shoot
    Trust me, it is no fun
    Watch who gets a hold of them.

     

    My wounds don't hurt any more
    So don't worry about me
    Worry for those left behind
    Please try to keep them safe.

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