Killing the Light (5 years)

poetry

Today is the five year anniversary of the school shooting in New Town, Connecticut. What a fitting tribute to the children who lost their lives to senseless gun violence. My heart weeps. ❤

method two madness

in memory of s

Assault sanctified
by righteousness—what warning
will sound loud enough?

Erased, revised, forgotten–
words dive deeper into sand.

Five years ago today 20 children and 6 adults were murdered by an assault rifle in Newtown, Connecticut.

Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/2006
Daniel Barden, 9/25/2005
Olivia Engel, 7/18/2006
Josephine Gay, 12/11/2005
Ana M Marquez-Greene, 4/4/2006
Dylan Hockley, 3/8/2006
Madeleine F Hsu, 7/10/2006
Catherine V Hubbard – 6/8/2006
Chase Kowalski, 10/31/2005
Jesse Lewis, 6/30/2006
James Mattioli, 3/22/2006
Grace McDonnell, 11/4/2005
Emilie Parker, 5/12/2006
Jack Pinto, 5/6/2006
Noah Pozner, 11/20/2006
Caroline Previdi, 9/7/2006
Jessica Rekos, 5/10/2006
Avielle Richman, 10/17/2006
Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/2006
Allison N Wyatt, 7/3/2006
Rachel Davino, 7/17/1983
Dawn Hochspring, 6/28/1965
Anne Marie Murphy, 7/25/1960
Lauren Russeau, 6/8/1982
Mary Sherlach, 2/11/1956
Victoria Soto, 11/04/1985

The poem uses words (synonyms) from Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday and The Secret Keeper.  The art was originally posted on the 2-year anniversary of the shooting.

“More Americans have died from gunshots…

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