NaPoWriMo Challenge: Day 6

In Remembrance


This once they were saved, the babies.

The killer, dead.



Unlike the one

who aspired to live

for several rounds too many.


Oh, you innocent souls,

sweet gifts of life,

treasures of the future;

the present, stolen from you,

a mere one digit past.


Catherine Hubbard

Noah Puzner

Ana Marquez-Greene

Madeline Hsu

Jesse Lewis

Emilie Parker

Jessica Rekos

Caroline Previdi

Grace McDonnell

Benjamin Wheeler

Avielle Richman

Daniel Barden

Jack Pinto

Olivia Engel

Chase Kowalski

Allison Wyatt

Dylan Hockley

Josephine Gay

James Mattioli

Charlotte Bacon


This stranger’s heart

refutes your final moments

welcomes those enchanting smiles, instead.



Filed under Poetry, Reflections

8 responses to “NaPoWriMo Challenge: Day 6

  1. V.E.G.

    Jesse Lewis is a direct descendant of Morning Dove, a Cherokee. He is like a man on a horse saving lives!


    • Thank you for visiting again! Thank you especially for more information on Jesse Lewis! May I ask, if you are engaged in research on Native American history? My readings have been just that: readings. You, however, seem to have attained significant insight into the specifics.


  2. V.E.G.

    Jesse Lewis is a direct descendant of Fereby Benton. He has possibly a touch of Native American origin.


    • My heartfelt thanks for this information V.E.G. I can’t get those children out of my mind. Your insight will help me to remember Jesse Lewis in a broader context of his life. Thank you!


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  4. sad indeed for the lost lives of so many children.if only we could give a safer world to our next generation…..


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