I wrote this in memory of the twenty-six people — 20 students and six adults, who were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut one year ago today, December 14 2012.  R.I.P

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Twenty Angels

Twenty angels now in Gods arms

Arrived before their time

Their families are left distraught

Victims of such a crime

God must have really wanted them

To be there by his side

For his sons Birthday celebrations

The day that they all died

Twenty angels now in Heaven

Arriving for the big day

Just eleven days before Christmas

For baby Jesus’ Birthday

They left in such a hurry

They never said goodbye

They never knew it was their time

That they were about to die

Twenty angels Gone to Heaven

Missed so much by dads and mams

Why did they have to be taken

So violently by guns

We pray they didn’t suffer

They didn’t understand

Why they had to go so swiftly

Up to the promised land

Twenty angels are now happy

No longer now in pain

Away from guns and bullets

The day they were all slain

They didn’t get a chance to live

The lives their parents planned

Their young lives were so cruelly cut

By guns that should be banned

Twenty mums and dads devastated

By the loss of the ones they love

Taken so cruelly from them

To Heaven up above

They said goodbye that morning

As they left them at the gates

By the time they heard that they were gone

It was already too late.

Their twenty angels were in Heaven

Before they even knew

That they had said their last goodbye

On angels wings they flew

No chance for a last cuddle

No hope of a last kiss

No more school runs, no laughs no fun

No more Christmas wish

Twenty angels and their teachers

We hope they rest in peace

And may the guns that killed them

Be banned and forever cease

To cause such pain and heartache

To the family and loved ones

The short time they spent here on earth

Their beloved daughters and sons.


December 2012

About trishnugentwriter

A wife and mother of four who writes and acts as much as she can in between the housework and shopping. I have been published in 'Irelands Own' 'Intallaght' and 'Tallaght Echo'. I have won prizes for poetry including 1st place in The Bealtaine Writing comp in 2012.I'm a member of drama group in 'An Cosan' in Tallaght and also 'Platform One' Writers group in Rua Red.
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7 Responses to Twenty Angels

  1. fionaok says:

    Trish that was so sad, yet so beautiful. It really touched my heart. xx

  2. annettebryan1@gmail.com says:

    OMG Trish you sure have a way with words xx

  3. Susan Condon says:

    Tear-inducing Trish – and so hard to believe a year has already gone by . . .

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  5. Reblogged this on dublinhousewife and commented:
    Two years today. So so sad. xxx

  6. Three years actually…so sorry. xxxx

  7. A beautiful and heartfelt tribute.

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