Why? A Tribute to Connecticut Tragedy

A normal school day

Playing with friends in the yard

Drawing animals

And learning the art


Out of the blue a strange man approached

He took out a rifle and many were shot

No batting an eyelid or blinking an eye

Innocent children were not ready to die


Brave teachers attempted to stop the mad man

But no one could halt his malevolent plan

Many dead bodies lie around the school

The last gunshot sound takes out the fool


The gunman is lifeless too little too late

The sirens finally get to the gate

Why, but why did they have to die?

The town prepares to say their goodbye


The parents are weeping

The screams feel the air

How did this happen? This isn’t fair!


Their worst nightmares come true

No parent should bury a child

No one can comprehend

The gravity of what has transpired


This should be the time for authority figures

To step to the mark and make some hard decisions

No twenty year old should be carrying a gun

Tougher laws are a must or we’re back at square one


In light of the tragedy affecting so many souls

Isn’t it time to impose stronger gun controls?



About Jane Garber-Rosenzweig

I am a mother, a senior franchising and commercial lawyer, a writer and a social media enthusiast. I live a very busy lifestyle but believe that you need to take time to ‘stop and smell the roses’. I also believe in taking educated risks and celebrating all achievements in life, regardless of how big or small they are. I am a lateral thinker and an optimist. My goal in life is to ensure the saying “we make our own destiny” becomes a reality.
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