I know we all feel this way, sad to the core over the loss of life yesterday in Virginia. It doesn’t matter that we may not have known one soul that died it still hurts just the same.
For me as a poet/writer poetry often helps me to get through a time like this when nothing can heal the wound. I would like to again offer to send readers a free copy of my poetry book, Heaven must have needed Angels.” as a pdf fee ebook. The book contains a great/sad poems about many of the loses we have dealt with as a nation and one from the Colombine School Shootings.
HOW MANY TIMES MUST A CHILD FALL DOWN?
Dedicated to the Angels created because of Columbine & other School Shootings
How many times must a child fall down forcibly shot to the ground?
And how many children shall lose their young lives ,
Because somebody’s day just went wrong?
You stepped in the way, passing on your day,
It wasn’t you he was angry with a friend.
Now time stands still and we pray upon the hill,
I miss you and wish you hadn’t gone,
I love you and wish you didn’t fall.
How many teachers will stand up and take bullets meant for the dead?
And how many parents will be forced to weep,
From the bullets that rang through their heads?
And how many times must I write a new song
Longing for just a little peace?
No matter what I say,
No matter what I do,
Always it brings me back to you.
I miss you and wish you didn’t fall,
I love you that’s why I write this song.
You’d smiled at me that day and said I’ll be home right away,
Then the bullets rang out through the halls,
You never came home after all.
The policeman he said even though you are now dead,
You hung on as long as you could.
You said, you’d stepped in his way,
Passing on your day, it wasn’t you he was angry with a friend.
No time stands still and we pray upon the hill.
We know you loved us and wish you hadn’t gone.
You love us and wished you didn’t fall.
Please tell me Lord, how can a day … go so wrong?