Sandy Hook: Today I Cried For the American People

by Melody Jean

Today’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School hit close to home. My nieces were in school within miles and were forced into lock-down. They are just 6, 8, and 10 years old. No child in the world should have to endure what the students at Sandy Hook did, or that which my nieces did today. While on lesser scales, both will be forever marked by this day. I wrote this poem, from my heart and soul just now and share it with all of you.

Tears for America

I actually broke down and cried just now.

I cried for the lives of the precious little children lost.

I cried for those adults who lost their lives trying to protect them.

I cried for the families who have an empty seat to never be filled again at their kitchen tables tonight.

I cried for the parents, who will never get to tuck their child in bed and utter “sweet dreams.”

I cried for the innocence lost of the children at Sandy Hook who witnessed this tragedy and were forced to walk from the school single file with their eyes closed.

I cried for all of the children in schools across CT forced to hunker down, like my three nieces.

I cried for the children old enough to understand this atrocity who will forever fear going to school.

I cried for the tragedy of this nation that we are failing to raise productive citizens.

I cried for all of us who are becoming increasingly afraid to bring children into this world.

I cried for the parents who will every day going forward fear that today may be the last time that they see their child as they kiss them goodbye each morning before school.

I cried for the failure of our government to keep our schools safe time and again.

I cried for all of us. Each and every single one of us, in America, because we face a frightening future.

Together we must rise up, one person at a time, embrace the light and help to make this world a better place.

We should have to cry no more for a tragedy as senseless as what transpired today.

Godspeed to all.

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