Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Poem for the Babies

I have been feeling so sad about Connecticut all week, and received this poem in an email from my sister-in-law yesterday. I was so happy she sent this along, it really brought me some sense of comfort, a smile to my face, and tears to my eyes. I had to share with you all - I'm sure there are some of you (if not all of you) who still can't get this tragedy off your mind. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA


  1. This poem has me in tears.

    I still cannot get over this but I'm so glad that you shared this poem.

    Thank you.

  2. Crying ...a little glimpse of hope in the midst of such tragedy.

  3. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. I hope that the families find comfort in knowing their little angels are in a better place.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing, such a beautiful poem.... I love the line "then He opened His arms and He called them by name," Even in all the sadness, there is such comfort in knowing that those babies are with their Father now... I also loved the verse you posted a few days ago, it was just perfect. xo

  5. "In the midst of this darkness, I am still the light"

    Absolutely love that. Thanks for sharing this :)


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