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A Tear for Tucson

February 20, 2011
By John_L. BRONZE, McMinnville, Tennessee
John_L. BRONZE, McMinnville, Tennessee
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"There are two things which are infinite: The universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

I shed a tear for Tucson;
A tear for Taylor Green;
A tear for all the broken hearts
And grieving souls I've seen.
I shed a tear for those who passed
And saw the face of God;
A tear for gunman Loughner,
Lost in his façade.
I shed a tear for Gabrielle,
Healing from her wound;
A tear for all America,
In harmony attuned.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by the tragic Tucson shooting in January 2011. May those who lost their lives rest in peace.

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This article has 3 comments.

aleescarlet said...
on Mar. 26 2011 at 3:23 pm
A very sad day indeed.  Your poem expresses the same emotions that many Americans felt on that day.  Keep the poems coming. You have a great talent.

angelt1us said...
on Mar. 26 2011 at 1:03 pm
I also cried when this happened and again reading this poem. It's rare to read one with such emotion. Thank you for sharing it with the world and I. Keep them coming please!

lollypops GOLD said...
on Mar. 7 2011 at 4:58 pm
lollypops GOLD, Pilot, Virginia
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This is amazing i hated that day keep in there and keep writing :-) we love you