Monday, December 17, 2012

Twenty Angels are Dancing

Most everyone has an outlet of some sort, or a certain way in which they process tragedy, difficulties or challenges. It seems, ever since I was old enough to write, mine has been through words. This weekend I couldn't sleep as the horrible news from Friday's classroom shooting in Newtown kept replaying in my mind. In the midst of thought, prayer and numerous unsuccessful attempts to return to sleep; words slowly began to form from what my heart was feeling. It's my hope that healing this tragic wound that's affected the entire country can come as each of us contribute our prayers, love, words and music--pouring them out on the devastated hearts connected with Sandy Hook Elementary school. 

There were seven adults killed along with the children, and then the gunman took his own life, however, the following words are focused alone on the loss of such young lives . . . the twenty little souls that left this earth for Heaven that day. 
 
angelsTwenty Angels are Dancing     
(a response to a great tragedy)





Halfway through December, two thousand and twelve
From a regular Friday to the darkness of hell
Just a young, troubled boy—for reasons unclear
Stormed into the classrooms and unleashed a fear
Given over to evil and hatred inside
That day taking twenty innocent lives

Twenty angels are dancing in Heaven tonight
Pulled from such darkness, brought into the Light
With each little last breath, the Savior’s strong arms
Carried with pure love away from the harm

Hearts that are breaking on hearing the news
Try waking this nightmare; it cannot be true
Mothers' arms aching in empty embrace
Dads' minds filled with sorrow, long the day to erase
‘Neath trees and menorahs gifts still wrapped, remain
With each family we all grieve, hearts feeling their pain

Twenty angels are dancing in Heaven tonight
Pulled from such darkness, brought into the Light
With each little last breath, the Savior’s strong arms
Carried with pure love away from the harm

Will hope again fill where it had been known?
How will come comfort? By God’s grace alone
Trusting the unseen for each little soul
Lovingly He is restoring them whole
Hand holding hands, no longer in fear
A smile, a wave, and joy for the tears

Twenty angels are dancing in Heaven tonight
Pulled from such darkness, brought into the Light
With each little last breath, the Savior’s strong arms
Carried with pure love away from the harm

. . . Carried with pure love away from the harm.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

This is a wonderful tribute, Aimee. It comforts and consoles and everyone's heart is hurting right now. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

How I thank you for sharing these words of healing and light. May all who read it recieve God's comfort and Love.

Susie said...

Susie said: Thank for expressing for us things that are too deep for words in this time of sadness. May we all bow our knees in prayer to God on behalf of these families.

Anonymous said...

Susie said: Thank for expressing for us things that are too deep for words in this time of sadness. May we all bow our knees in prayer to God on behalf of these families.

Anonymous said...

Thank for expressing for us things that are too deep for words in this time of sadness. May we all bow our knees in prayer to God on behalf of these families.

mamapup said...

I hope and pray there is some way you could share this with each of the families of these 20 Angels. I know it would be balm to their tortured souls. Thank you for such a beautiful memorial.

Janie said...

This is a totally God-given writing--beautiful beyond words!

George Duncan said...

Beautiful, poignant tribute. As another reader said, this is God-given writing.