A Lament Perennial

A Lament Perennial

Twinkle Twinkle little stars,
Keep on shining wherever you are,
Snatched too soon from your mother’s arms,
Denied forever of your cherubic charms.

When the hungry gun went rat-a-tat-tat,
Ravaging bullets flew this way and that,
Crouched in cupboards, quaking with fear,
Did you call out for your mothers, dears? 

When death shuffled in on two feet,
Little hearts betrayed by traitorous beats,
Those pleading eyes staring up at him,
Failed even then to calm his raging whim,

Did his fingers tremble when he shot you all,
Your brave teacher being the first to fall?
Whimpers quieted, scrunched eyes relaxed,
Limbs tangled, bodies bloodied and blacked.

Twinkle Twinkle little stars,
You just be happy where you are,
Frolicking in the Elysian glades,
Till this cruel world finally fades.

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