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Blessings on you this Christmas Day
When Baby Jesus in a stable lay
We celebrate the Christ Child’s birth
A time for joy and peace on earth

But on this day there is no joy
In a sleepy town for girls and boys
Unspeakable horror visited there
As screams and gunshots rent the air

On this Blessed Christmas Day
As we worship Christ and kneel and pray
We ask him to heal those that mourn
Whose hearts are broken and sorely torn

Bless them Lord…heal their wounds
Make their hearts truly immune
To memories of carnage, death and pain
Make their spirits whole again

May they only remember Joyful days
Their children’s smiles and playful ways
And know that they are truly loved
With God in Heaven up above

Copyright© 2012 Beatrice Boyle
(All rights

Grandma Bea

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The following comments are for "Christmas in Newtown"
by Beatrice Boyle

What happened was horrible. Love keeps their memory alive. Thanks.

( Posted by: moonrising36109 [Member] On: December 28, 2012 )

Christmas In Newtown
Thank you David...This act was incomrehensible and that it happened in THIS country even more dispicable! We are becoming a nation of assassins. If we don't like something or someone...we go on a rampage!

The solution, as I see it, lies in the lack of attention by parents, schools, teachers...even neighbors, to listen closely to our children when we see signs of instability! If mental illness is caught early enough...before puberty especially...and help is given to the child...these tragedies will never occur! No sane person would ever even THINK of committing these

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 28, 2012 )

Hi Bea
A lovely poem Bea. I see little children as the lambs of God their innocence a reflection of his holiness. The magnitude of this tragedy is hard to fathom. I'm sure the grief it's caused the immediate families is near unbearable. It's also a reminder that time is precious so Happy after Holidays!

( Posted by: JackGrady [Member] On: January 7, 2013 )

Christmas in Newtown
I lovely tribute Bea. You have an way of capturing images and putting them into words that I envy. Sorry it's taken me so long but I'm glad I read this.

Much Love,


( Posted by: HeRoCoMpLeX [Member] On: January 7, 2013 )

Christmas In Newtown
Thanks Dave...At first, I thought that I shouldn't publish this "downer" as my Christmas Poem this year...but the more I thought about it, I thought that attention must be paid to the survivors...we should NEVER forget what happened here of course, but I wanted to honor everyone involved with a message of hope on this holiest of days.

Happy New Year to you!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 9, 2013 )

Christmas in Newtown
Welcome back Jack...nice to "see" you again!

I can only imagine what those poor parents and spouses are going through! I don't think the images of their grieving will ever leave me.

Again...more attention should be paid to mental seems we only act AFTER the fact!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 14, 2013 )

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