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THE TRAGEDY OF NEWTOWN

The dawn bid farewell to the dark night,
with smiling lips as it always did,
the birds chirped, soared high and dived down,
flew from one twig to the other, as they always did.
 
The morning received the smiling sun,
had with it a little fun, as it always did.
The soothing wind blew across,
hissed and kissed all around, as it always did.
 
Bidding a warm bye to their dear ones,
the buds entered  their school from the magnificent gate,
With the parting kisses, fresh on their rosy cheeks,
they smiled around, unaware of what was in store in their fate.
 
Suddenly a dark cloud rose across the clear sky,
It tainted its grace and shadowed its gait,
Some unknown fear spread in the air,
Some undercurrent flew within the school right from its gate
 
 
Some devil forced himself into the school, spread his wild paws,
showered bullets into the chests of the daffodils and the orchids.
You needed the heart of steel to see them lying in the pool of blood.
one couldn’t stand the piercing shrieks, the forlorn cries of these buds,
 
A catastrophe had dawned and targeted the innocent buds,
even cruellest of the cruel couldn’t withstand such a use of the guns
Utter chaos spread around when the parents beat their chests,
Some wept for their daffodil like daughters, some for orchid like sons.
 
Mankind has sunk very low, and even the toddlers are not spared,
candle lights, prayer meetings, in fashion, can’t heal a mother‘s frown,
Obama's of the world need to ponder over the tragedy of Newtown,
else the menace may spread to  every school and engulf every town.

(Dedicated to the innocent teachers/children who left us on 14 December, 2012, as a result of a trigger happy devil who spread his wild paws on the poor school located in Newtown, C.T.)
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Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
An attempt has been made in this poem to give a glimpse of one of the darkest mornings that ever dawned on our earth when we lost twenty six precious lives, mainly the buds who were yet to blossom as a result of a devil who spread his wild paws on the innocents on 14 December, 2012. My heart goes out to the parents who have lost the innocent souls, may the souls rest in peace, May God give courage to the dear ones to withstand the loss - easy said than done.
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
An attempt has been made in this poem to give a glimpse of one of the darkest mornings that ever dawned on our earth when we lost twenty six precious lives, mainly the buds who were yet to blossom as a result of a devil who spread his wild paws on the innocents on 14 December, 2012. My heart goes out to the parents who have lost the innocent souls, may the souls rest in peace, May God give courage to the dear ones to withstand the loss - easy said than done.
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sara irizarry More than 1 year ago
great tribute to travesty, such a morbid crime
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the excellent review, Sara.
Divya Nishant Ranote More than 1 year ago
HATS OFF SIR
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the excellent review Divya.
Andreas Evangelos Vanezis More than 1 year ago
Very well written and thank you for sharing this poem.
Andreas Evangelos Vanezis More than 1 year ago
If you get a chance to read you might like this poem: http://www.poetry.com/poems/574829-False-Pretense-of-a-Stanza-Perceived
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the review Andreas, I shall read your poem and give you a feed back.
Tara Skelton More than 1 year ago
And that boy punished himself to death... very enlightening poem!
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Tara thanks for the review.
David Abraham More than 1 year ago
what a story
Alan Green 'Guppyman' More than 1 year ago
the poet speaks of souls eternal sorrows
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks Alan.
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