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    Posted December 15, 2012 by
    Verona, Kentucky
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    Newtown school shooting: Thoughts and tributes

    A poem for the children and parents


    "Me too.".

    by Tara Parker on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:45pm ·

    Hearing about the news today, my heart was so broken. It's so incredibly saddening to hear about any shooting, but especially this one where the lives of so many innocent children, as well as adults, are taken so unnecessarily. One of my favorite things to do is write, and I wrote this today in memory of the children who lost their lives. May you rest in peace.

    With my last words that

    I told her, "I love you,"

    she waved, smiled,

    and shouted back, "As always, me too!"

    I hopped on the bus,

    and found my assigned spot,

    talked to my friends,

    ready for school so I could be taught.

    I walked off the bus,

    went straight to my room,

    quietly waited for my teacher,

    and the familiar smell of her perfume.

    We started off with math,

    like any normal day,

    getting all the questions right,

    I smiled and gave myself a quiet "hooray."

    Then something happened,

    My words couldn't describe,

    I looked at my teacher,

    and saw the terror in her eye.

    I remember listening to sobs,

    and hearing the sound of booms;

    my thoughts went to my friends,

    next door in the other classrooms.

    I don't remember much,

    recalling nothing of what was to follow,

    except I knew the tears

    were going to be hard to swallow.

    I awoke in a magical place,

    filled with glitter and gold;

    Jesus told me I was safe,

    my heart was His to hold.

    My wings are bright,

    so beautiful and great,

    I'm very anxious to show you,

    I simply cannot wait.

    There's no need for you to cry,

    I'm watching you from above,

    sending you all of my kisses,

    each one filled with so much love.

    We will be together again,

    but until then, "I love you,"

    and I'll forever remember

    hearing your reply,

    "As always, me too!"
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