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I hope there is a Heaven,
With someone waiting there.
Where fear doesn't live,
And there's only love to share.

I hope there's someone's arms,
To wrap around you all.
That wash away the knowledge,
Of the day that you did fall.

I hope there is a warmth,
That fills your souls with peace.
I pray there's swings and roundabouts,
Where fun doesn't ever cease.

I pray that all your parents,
In fact right now I just don't know.
I know they will not heal,
Because they loved you so.

I pray one day for justice,
For a future not yet seen.
That laws will now be changed,
Because of a past that's been.

If Heaven has a staircase,
I'd climb up every stair.
And carry you all back down,
To see your parents waiting there.

About this poem

Written in the aftermath of the tragic Robb Elementary School Texas shootings.

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Written on 2022

Submitted by Soulwriter on May 26, 2022

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Joanne Boyle

Joanne is from Hartlepoole, UK. She works as a healthcare assistant and writes poetry in her free time. She captured the nation's heart with the poem she wrote on the occasion of Phillip Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. It is written from the point of view of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth the Second, and went viral as people around the world connected to Joanne's words. more…

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  • Symmetry58
    Utterly beautiful sentiment and worded equal to the task. Thank you.
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