For Christina

Nine good years bookended by tragedy…

A brown-eyed face of hope

suddenly taken away

leaving a hole like Ground Zero in our soul.

Speak not of political ideologies

nor proud partisan remedies

while our tears still be wet,

rather remember her legacy now.

Yes, now and till the winds of time run out of breath!

Henceforth, let us not lash out in anger

but rather reach out in kindness.



7 responses to “For Christina

  1. Thank you all. The reason this piece isn’t as poetically polished as I’d like a tribute to be is that I wanted to use her parents’ words. I didn’t want to just cut-and-paste them, guess I could’ve done a better job.

    • Just the fact you did a tribute makes it special. To me was heartfelt … the words of pain. So sweet of you! Thanks for your visit to my blog! Much appreciated!

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