I have composed a poem for the children of Sandy Hook and the people of Newtown, Conn., and I certainly hope that this poem provides comfort to all who read it.
When you look at the rainbow after a rainstorm and the many
Colors that appear remember that your child is showing their love
For you and all the others and that they do not judge.
When you look into the sky at sunset or dawn’s early
Light, look for the beautiful pink clouds that adore
The morning or evening sky, this too is your child telling
You that you will be okay and that they are fine too.
When the raindrops begin to fall, do not become sad.
This is their way of telling you that they love
You and all of God’s works no matter how
Great or how small.
When the wind kisses your face as you walk down
The street remember this is your child telling you
That you were one of the many people who cared and that they
Admired you for your honesty and were not
Judgmental to anyone else as they
Were not judgmental to anyone they met.
And when the sun warms your face throughout
The day just remember that this is your child, who is close at hand
To provide you with a helping hand and to guide you wherever
Life should take you and always remind us how
Wonderful you were to them and all others that you will meet throughout life.
The writer lives in Little River.