WHEN ANGELS WEPT
( En Memorium~~12-14-12 )
Within our nation's heart this day,
Death cast its insidious shadow.
In morning's sacred sanctuary of bliss,
The Devil daringly defiled the sanctity of Light.
Into a fragile, fragmented mind,he transported a demon--
To release the reaper's rampage, to execute his will.
In the youthful face of evil incarnate,
Eyes of molten flame glazed...sanity shifted.
From within this vacuous shell,
It demanded purity of righteous blood...
One perfect tender soul exacted--one for each decade doubled.
In minutes of madness, and seconds of sorrow,
Moments of mayhem exploded--glass disintegrated,lives splintered.
Twenty, precious breaths of helpless innocents--
Twenty, single, special smiles
forever treasured memories....
Twenty, voices clear as silver pixie bells--
In brilliant beams of radiance golden,
Through the chaos crazed,
The keepers of mortal souls reached
To clasp tiny, trusting hands.
With feathered wings gently sheltering,
Heads bowed in grief inconsolable....
Amid anguish unbearable....
The angels wept this day.
Author's Notes: This poem is dedicated to ALL the victims of the heinous massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, CT. As the anniversary of this tragic even draws near, may we pause to honor the memories of these precious children,and the adult heroes who sacrificed their own lives, on their behalf.
May they know peace eternal.