Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Tale Of Two Mothers - Reflections of Connecticut

Today somewhere in Newmarket
A mother just like me
Is searching for a special box
To place beneath a tree
The box is for her child
Who will wait expectantly
To open it on Christmas Day
Wonderin' what it could be

This season is a special time
For friends and families
We gather with our loved ones
And make new memories
We share our gifts and celebrate
With joy and laughter too
And join our hearts together to pray
For peace, the whole world though
And now somewhere in Newtown
A mother just like me
Is searching for a special box
To place beneath a tree
The box is for her child
A casket it will be
To bury her beloved
In the Newtown cemetery

For what should be a special time
For friends and family
Is replaced by pain and sorrow
Through this senseless tradgedy
We cannot comprehend their loss
Or what they're going through
But families all around the world
In part, are suffering too.


May the God of all peace and comfort, draw especially close
 to the families of Newtown, Connecticut this Christmas.


Judy said...

Well said Elaine...soo very sad..sudden death is sad at any time but when it is so close to
Christmas and You have already bought the gifts what must it do to the mother and father when they look at them. :(

Elaine said...

As I rushed around the mall buying last minute gifts, I couldn't stop thinking about how those families in Connecticut are now having to buy caskets for their children instead of gifts. My heart aches. Still can't believe it really.

Mad Kane said...

Beautifully done!

And congratulations on your Honorable Mention in last week's Limerick-Off. Great job!

Madeleine Begun Kane

happygirl said...

Oh Elaine, this piece breaks my heart again. So sad when evil comes at Christmas. Such a sweet tribute.

Brian Miller said...

we are all suffering a bit...and we dont know how they feel truly, but it pierces our hearts...keep hope this season though and dont let shadow rule the holiday

Wojin Kimberly Eric Jack Schmidly said...


Wojin Kimberly Eric Jack Schmidly said...

come on in, share a poem and read others. poets rally miss you a lot.

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