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Unattributed Poem to the Fallen and Risen Children of Newton
Facebook? | 12/20/2012

Posted on 12/20/2012 8:23:04 AM PST by cll

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.Br> "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house!"
when what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below

He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm as only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."


TOPICS: Poetry
KEYWORDS: connecticut; newton; newtown

1 posted on 12/20/2012 8:23:13 AM PST by cll
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To: cll

Sorry I screwed up the formatting.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 8:25:34 AM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll
That's OK - it's a great read.
From the instant they died they were in the arms of Jesus.
3 posted on 12/20/2012 8:30:09 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: cll
Just FYI, I posted this the other day
4 posted on 12/20/2012 8:32:13 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: cll

It’s also Newtown, not Newton.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 8:32:26 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Lucky9teen; 9YearLurker

My apologies. I serched “newton” instead of “newtown” before posting.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 8:34:39 AM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll

Searched


7 posted on 12/20/2012 8:35:23 AM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Lucky9teen

And sorry it turned into a nasty discussion about children and qualifying for heaven.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 8:40:20 AM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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