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Balladeer
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0 posted 08-11-99 11:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dear God,

Why didn't you save the Littleton students?
Is that against the rules?

"I would have done so", God replied,
"But I'm not allowed in schools."
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Alwye
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In the space between moments


1 posted 08-11-99 11:43 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow..extremely short, but wow, how very powerful.

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*Krista Knutson*

"Your kiss upon my face feels like a brush with grace, baby thats all it takes to take me higher..." SHeDaisy
poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 08-12-99 12:01 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Ouch....what a slap to society...shame on us.

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

wayoutwalt
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TEXAS (it's all big)


3 posted 08-12-99 12:11 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

tiz i know what you meant but oooo God is allowed in schools in all the wee childrens hearts just gotta be quiet bout it but ya that i think is shame and love yur poem
Sally S.
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4 posted 08-12-99 12:12 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

How very sad.... Point well taken.
Sue
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5 posted 08-12-99 02:37 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

Brilliant!
angel girl
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within a whisper...


6 posted 08-12-99 03:28 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

You made a good point. Very good.

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
-William Shakespeare

ac
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7 posted 08-12-99 09:32 AM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

i'm very disturbed by the things that have been happening lately...the flow of events recently have been unnerving...and your words, though short, cut straight through to the point and impact with a mighty blow...i heard it...
Toerag
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8 posted 08-12-99 09:36 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Man....all joking and kidding aside....that gave me chill bumps! I really think I can go one on one with ya in silliness....but don't think anyone can do what you really do so well......speak from your heart.....You're truly a blessed person..with so much to offer!
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 08-12-99 09:49 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

WOW!!! I am speachless Balladeer...and that doesn't happen often.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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10 posted 08-12-99 09:57 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

So much said in so few words... excellent job!
Nan
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11 posted 08-12-99 10:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You do me proud, M&M

Poet deVine
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12 posted 08-12-99 11:43 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perfect!
Poetwheel
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13 posted 08-12-99 11:51 AM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

That was excellent, Balladeer, absolutely excellent.

Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


14 posted 08-12-99 12:06 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

With your permission, Balladeer, I would like to repost the following, written by me shortly after this most horrific incident.
However, it does not do justice to your words.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Never Lost

Oh you children of the earth
we prayed to keep you at the hearth
but you left for school today
God keep you safe, we prayed.

Darkness lurked among the laughter
blackness now forever after.
We shall never forget the plight
that took the sunshine from your life.

Oh children of the cold cold earth
never again safe at our hearth.
Love was not strong enough to restrain the fear
you must have felt as danger neared.

Our love for you will forever be known
in new efforts our love will be shown,
As we now try to live without your smile
our steps will become weary, mile after mile.

We cry that anger brought you to this
that things have gone wrongly amiss,
that your dreams have gone along with you
we pray the hatred should take this cue.

So now people, pick up the light
take this tragedy, make it right;
Hold your children close to your breast,
and clean the hatred from this mess.

Take your morals off the shelf
put them back in your heart and soul.
For if the parents don't learn from this sad song
then tragedy will continue to take its toll.
**
To the Children of Littleton, Colorado. May the Lord bless and keep you in his light.

23 April, 1999
İKRJ



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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Seymour Tabin
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15 posted 08-12-99 01:22 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

With a little bite you said a mouth full. Nice going.
Andrew Scott
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16 posted 08-12-99 03:31 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

I literally emptied my lungs on that one. Well said!
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


17 posted 08-12-99 04:07 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I felt the chill wind of what we have become slide across the hairs on the back of my neck. Marvelously stated andsuch a huge message in such short form!

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Where did I go wrong, I never needed this before,
I need a woman, to help me feel.
-Live-
Nicole
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18 posted 08-12-99 04:29 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

I am speechless Master Balladeer...brilliant.

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"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." *Mark Twain*
Balladeer
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19 posted 08-12-99 08:22 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you for the kind comments.

Beautiful poem, Sunshine.

This is one poem that I wish would never had to be written.
redwriter1
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20 posted 08-12-99 08:33 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

Though I"m not deeply religious.. I was told that God doesn't "let" or "prevent" anything from happening.. Only men can do that.

But it was nicely said, B.D.
Artur Hawkwing
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21 posted 08-12-99 10:19 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

profound, powerful, but God's everywhere- This deals with school regulations in an impactful way.
Delores Hall
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22 posted 08-13-99 12:49 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Unfortunately the atheist took that away.
Michael
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23 posted 08-13-99 09:46 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Balladeer & Sunshine

I thought both these works powerful & thought provoking.
Starith
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24 posted 08-18-99 07:49 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

What more can I say to that than: "WOW!" That one hit home...I just wish more people cared as much as you seem to.
 
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