They were too young to know

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Ed paused for the weblog equivalent of a moment of silence yesterday in honor of Friday’s devastating events.

We typically like to keep the mood light and airy around here at 2 Guys Photo, but it’s been difficult containing the welling up of emotion.

So, what to say… what to say?  Friend and poet, Joe Barca, penned some simple words and I thought I would reproduce them here.  Thank you, Joe.

They Were Too Young to Know

They were too young to know

That they wouldn’t get to open their lunchboxes

That evil exists

That they should hide under their desks

That their president would cry for them

That they should run

That the gun control issue would rage on

That they should close their eyes

That there are no good answers

That there would be no need for prom dresses, tuxedos, or wedding gowns

That their beds would stay cold on that Friday in December

 

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2 Responses to They were too young to know

  1. Rodney says:

    Very poignant! May the people of Newtown find some sort of peace in their lives.. Someday

  2. Clanmother says:

    Thank you for a poignant and heartfelt tribute. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who feel all is lost!

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