There was a shooting that resulted in critical injury of one police office, the death of another, and a suicide by the 15 year old shooter. This happened near my daughter's home yesterday. May God be with all those suffering because of this tragedy.


Who Now So Young Lay Dead

Hold tight to your children
Embrace them lovingly
Invite them to tell you
Their thoughts of uncertainty

For they are our future
Our hope, our destiny
Take care of their hearts
And direct them diligently

Their minds so full of wonder
And life just makes no sense
Do not leave them drowning
In the sea of hopelessness

All children are our children
Whether kin or society's child
In them grow the seeds
Both turbulent and mild

In our actions we are teachers
In the eyes of those who see
Children watch their elders
And learn just what to be

Listen with your hearts
And hear their cries unsaid
For many are the weary
Who now so young lay dead

 

kathy lockhart
6/19/07

 

 





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normalil
A modern phenomenon? Crazy and very frightening...
2008-04-20


Hagzissa
Oh no! Another tragedy???? It's so sad.
But you did do a very wonderful thing here, leaving the news in such tender words. A wonderful tribute to the victims and shows just how much empathy you have in you.
But it is a tragedy indeed.... I didn't know of this, they haven't reported it in Swedish news, atleast not earlier today, haven't checked this evening.
2007-06-20


John Ashleigh
A shame, what the world has to offer yet people refuse the natural highs of life. They need a gun instead. Nice write Kathy.
2007-06-20


Phyllis J. Rhodes
profound and told with such wisdom and gentleness. The truth you state is imminate and heatbreaking.
2007-06-20


Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
Horrible tragedy, excellently documented with sincere compassion. I never tire of your poems, Kathy.
2007-06-20


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
Katherine you are a wonderful poet and this poem demonstrates the beauty of your compassion for the victims of such incidents
and this is why Ii love you forever xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxylk Michael
2007-06-20


kath
yes, being young is a fragile state and should be treated as such ... your words tell this well
2007-06-20

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