Watch the wall my darlings

Watch the wall my darlings as the gunman passes by, hush now everyone he will double back and kill us if he hears you cry.

No I don’t think he cares that guns are not allowed and I know he will not stop to think before firing into a crowd.

Try not to whimper as he will hear that too he has shot your little friends for less and he will do the same to you.

Here, cuddled up to me my darlings lets all play sleeping lions please keep calm or we will become more statistics in this crime.  Yes those are your friends my darlings  but we cannot help them now. You are in my care here and to keep you safe I vow .

Who is he is my darlings I have no idea,  but we need not think of him, he is of no consequence my dear. What is important is that you stay here with me and make no noise for him to hear.

Oh! yes. Watch the wall my darlings as the gunman passes by, hush now everyone, he will double back and kill us if he hears you cry.


In light of the shooting in Newton America I wrote the above poem. I wrote it out of respect for the teachers and children that were murdered and all the relatives left behind to wonder why.

The photo is nothing to do with the victims, it just seemed apt.

The media should not give the murder any air time he should should not be named . This only encourages the next mad man or woman to out do him. Gun laws need to be stricter and no one needs a gun in their home. Mental health needs to have more funds pumped into it so these people can be found and treated before they cause such grief.

Lets us not forget the first victim his mother.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. seventhvoice
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 23:50:34

    What a powerfully written poem. You honor them with your words. I can’t even begin to imagine what that awful day must have been like to live through and I’m haunted by the image of those children and their parents and the thought that there will be so many Christmas presents that won’t ever be opened on Christmas day. I agree with you…. tighter gun laws…. or better still…. no civilian guns at all.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 08:08:12

      I, like you feel so deeply for the survivors who have a heavy burden of grief to carry. How do you tell a 6yr old that their friends will not be back, a parent that their baby is gone? Nothing can make this go away. The system must be changed. More funding for mental health services a draconian rethink on the gun laws. But as ever it is all too late the children and their teachers are gone. They are with God they are safe now it is the survivors who need help please God help us all sort this madness out.


  2. lenwilliamscarver
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 03:19:25

    So touching and yes his mother my God i can hear her cries in my heart as well as the childrens. Beautifully done.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 08:16:30

      Thank you I thought long and hard about what to say. No doubt the young man’s mother must of suffered I pray she never knew the extent of her son’s crimes. I pray for any relatives may they not be victimised for a crime they did not comit. Laws and mental health funding must change. God loves the dead God bless and love the survivors and God love and help us all.


  3. DaPoet
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 09:45:12

    RE: Lets us not forget the first victim his mother.

    A legal gun owner who failed to lock up her guns and paid with her life for that mistake.


  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:48:22

    Oh Willow, this just reminds me again & again.

    That teacher who covered for the kids in the cupboard with her LIFE was an extraordinary person – imagine if she saved my wee Daniel of yesteryear.

    Very touching, Willow : vivid.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 14:08:53

      Yes we all can feel for the loss of her young life as well as the others. God bless her may none of us or our families ever have to face such a dilemma be well Noeleen and Daniel xxxx


  5. Will of Heart
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 20:16:57

    This is very touching willow I watched the news about it. and feel so sad for what happened in Newton, hoping that incident serves as reminders of not keeping guns at home….


  6. zendictive
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 15:28:13

    head hung low (~_~)


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