Our Child’s Not Coming Home

“Parent’s Broken Heart”

One day a troubled outcast,
Whom everybody knew,
Devised a plan, bought a gun,
To do what he must do.

He claimed the voices told him,
“Kill everyone you can,”
He took their words quite serious,
And carried out his plan.

He massacred his classmates,
And teachers who stood strong,
He bought his weapon legally,
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I am my Daughter’s Bank

“Bottomless Bank”

She looks at me warmly,
With her sweet baby blues,
And I hand her some cash,
And she buys some new shoes.

I look like her dad,
But I feel kind of blank,
As I hand her more money,
I’m becoming her bank.

I’m her ATM Dad,
I’m her angel investor,
I’m her blank kind of check,
It’s MY credit I hand her. Continue reading “I am my Daughter’s Bank”

28 Ways to Let the Healing Begin (again)

“Hearts of Stone”

Making Something Good out of The Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

While updating this blog I was digging out this blog post from a few years ago, I realize my painful expression of sadness and hope were going to be emotions that repeated over and over and over again year after year since this first published in December of 2012.

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The Adam Lanza Memorial

At a meeting I attended the other day Adam Lanza’s name came up as the group struggled to understand the horrors of another school shooting. The woman said of Adam, “I think we should for

Adam Lanza Memorial

Alleged Sandy Hook Elementary shooter Adam Lanza as seen in this 2005 photo. ABC News Exclusive

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