my heart weeps,
a nation mourns.
The reporter on television
interviews volunteers that
followed their hearts and came here
to lend a hand.
In the background I see,
Love, Hope, Faith words in lights.
Good words that seem so hard tonight.
Evil walked into this place
and brought darkness.
I listen to their names called,
an ache fills me.
Twenty stars shine bright in the
Their light will shine forever.
we cry out,
we cry out,
we question the insanity,
we question the demons.
" Mama, without evil there's no good
and without shadow there's no light."
Eleven years old and yet so wise,
I hold him closer.
candles lit ,
for lives forever changed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the children from Sandy Hook Elementary and their brave teachers. Our thoughts are with their families and community. We will never be the same. We mourn with them. Please meet us here http://dversepoets.com/ where we share our thoughts and our hearts.
Their names called...tears at me every time I see or hear them all. I will carry 'without shadow there is no light' with me today. This is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Adrienne. so heartbreaking.Delete
Yeah speechless is about the only word that comes to mind, at least the only word that isn't vile.ReplyDelete
i think we need to remember those names....it makes it personal and not just a statistic....hold your little one...love him...let him know that life is not all tragedy and that love has a place....its hard....ReplyDelete
You hear their names and see their faces...and it's justDelete
a feeling of helpless sorrow....
I pray along with you ~ My heart is still shattered ~ReplyDelete
All our hearts are....Delete
...i'm with you and with the rest in this... no words, righteous enough, can erase the pain & sadness the world felt when this tragedy happened... my prayers are all for 'em...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kelvin....me too.Delete
it moved the whole world...and i so hope that it will raise more awareness of the things that go wrong...left me with lots of questions i have no answers for..ReplyDelete
There are no answers...so devastating.Delete
Beautiful write, Ayala.ReplyDelete
Thank you, MZ.Delete
This is how it has so deeply affected me too. I think it's because they were all so very young. So innocent of life's evils and, so much to live for. You cannot fail to be moved when you see their smiling faces and the teachers lost too.ReplyDelete
So, so sad... I even feel sorry for the young man who pulled the trigger, he must have been in such mental torment to have done something so evil too. I just wish they would take a good hard look at this use of selling guns so easily to anyone who wants one.
Very moving post Ayala
They were so young and innocent... :(Delete
" Mama, without evil there's no goodReplyDelete
and without shadow there's no light."
--and he is age eleven? Wow!
Ayala, you wrote for everyone you know, and everyone I know...that's gotta be lots of Peeps.
Thank you, Steve. I wish you love and peace.Delete
Thank you, Jenny.Delete
Absolute pleasure to read! :) Always enjoy stopping by to read you :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Poppy.Delete
Agree with everything here. So sad. k.ReplyDelete
It is so sad....Delete
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Thank you, Cloudia.Delete
Ayala, I understand your son being wise. I had a conversation with my 9-year-old grandson today. Children KNOW. I think children need to be talked to.....it was not easy, but it was necessary. As yo know.ReplyDelete
Children are so wise....Delete
Wow, that is pretty insightful for an eleven year old. I'm glad you could be there for him.ReplyDelete
Thank you, CM.Delete
Ayala--yes, and again yes. I wrote three poems about this, and still have not grazed the surface of how this has impacted me. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan.Delete
Yes, always. So hard to come to terms with this, so heart-shattering.ReplyDelete
Bless us all.
Bless all those left behind.Delete
A heartfelt response to an event that has shattered us all. Thank you for sharing, A. xoReplyDelete
Thank you, Jackie. xoDelete
Your son is as comforting and wise as you. This is beautiful Ayala.ReplyDelete
Thank you, dear Lisa.Delete
A sad write, beautifully done, Ayala. Well said.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Charles.Delete
a hug goes a long wayReplyDelete
Pat, it does.Delete
Wise beyond years. I'm late and kind of speechless but managed a few words too.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Colleen.Delete
Oh this event makes us all bleed deep. Our kids understand so much, what a gift they are to us. My heart aches so much for those who lost their own little treasures. Nicely done ayala.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jen. Sad and shattered lives.Delete
My heart is breaking. I have trouble thinking about the grief those families are experiencing. I was going to write something about it, but couldn't. So glad you did, so beautifully.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Myrna.Delete
Your son's words ring true.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rudri. xoDelete
Changed forever...that's right. Hug your son tight. Sending you peace, Ayala.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary. I am....Delete
Such a heartfelt piece you have shared. We all ache, we all question. And out of the mouths of a child a wise answer indeed. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ginny. I will show him these comments....Delete
You served the topic well in your words, forthright and compassionate. Lovely expression. Send love and peace ~ RoseReplyDelete
Thank you, Rose. Love and Peace to you.Delete
I'm still struggling with the words to express my own feelings about this tragedy... but you've given some voice to this inexpressible anguish, and for that I thank you.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sam. I appreciate it.Delete
Your son is very wise and your thoughts are wise and carry a certain beauty with them.ReplyDelete
I can't get my head round it at all - the good and evil stuff.
My thoughts are with the families.
Thank you, Anna . The events so hard to accept.Delete
prayers and prayers and compassion and compassion this is what we all feelReplyDelete
Yes, it is.Delete
may those who are mourning be somehow comforted in the knowledge that we weep with them...ReplyDelete
May they find comfort.Delete
Fine tribute to the tragedyReplyDelete
Thank you, Luke.Delete
There never could have been anything like this. Lives of innocents snuffed off. They never had a chance! Nicely ayala!ReplyDelete
20 more angels in heaven too soonReplyDelete
we never can understand why
so we hold our children nearer
and hear their beautiful voices clearer.
Very hard to read this without weeping.ReplyDelete
Ayala, you have such a talent--those are my feelings exactly. Thank you for this poem.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sara. I appreciate it.Delete
I think the Zen book I'm reading would LOVE your son's reaction. I love your heart felt response. You've expressed my empathy better than I could.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rachel.Delete
Wishing you Blessed Christmas and joyful New Year ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and blessings always.Delete
Hello Ayala... just stopped by to wish you and yours a PEACEFUL and MERRY... MERRY... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you and wishing you the same.Delete
Senseless and tragic...we probably will never know or understand the reasoning behind such a vicious act. The only comfort...that they are now safe from future harm.ReplyDelete