Sunday, December 23, 2012


The following verse is a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.


Tiny fingers, nimble minds             

Tender flowers of the nation

Kids, kids, kids

Kids learning

Kids playing

Kids asking

Kids wondering 

Kids not knowing

But also knowing

Hell was breaking

Death was coming

Childhood was losing

The world was changing

Right in their school

A gun man was moving

Senselessly shooting…

In Sandy Hook, Newtown

Right in their school

In the freezing winter

Kids were hiding

Holding their breaths

Holding their hands

Huddling together 

Hearing the shooting

The cries, the moaning

The wails of their friends

The feeble whispers

The failing voices

The fearful silence

Of their teachers

The footsteps of death

Right in their school

Life was freezing

Christmas was fading

Memories fleeting

Gifts, gifts, gifts

Gifts for Christmas

O how excited they were

About gifts waiting

Never to be unwrapped

Never to be unwrapped

Never to be unwrapped  

   -       Bashir Goth