Bio Note: I was sleeping but my wife couldn't sleep. She had been weeping for hours. She came to bed and we began discussing the murders until I had each of those children's horror-stricken faces in my mind. I got out of bed and wrote a prayer that each of those terrified children found their loving family on the other side. I saw it as instant, without suffering and without pain. I do believe that they made it there and they are the ones now comforting their grief-racked parents from above. Love wins, my friends, because love is all there really is in the beginning and the end.
all i can think of is the fear
of each individual child in that room and when the shot finally comes for each of them the lifting into the arms of loved ones a great grandmother a great aunt a lost cousin welcoming them brushing off the gunpowder from their newly glowing bodies and just holding them until they stop shaking saying you are no longer in danger you are safe child you are safe and just holding them and holding them
©2022 Scott Ferry
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