They were just children in our lives

So full of love and life and dreams.

Within their families warm embrace

A chance to reach for shining stars

 

Why were they chosen?  How could this be?

 

They were brighter angels that sailed across the skies

They were brighter angels with Heaven in their eyes

And needed somewhere

 

We cannot fathom such tragedy

Our faith destroyed, beyond repair

Can we go on when all is lost?

With heavy hearts that cry in vain

 

We could not save them, we did not know

 

(That) they were brighter angels that sailed across the skies

They were brighter angels with Heaven in their eyes

They were brighter angels that sailed before our eyes

They were brighter angels with loving lullabies

And left us too soon

 

We could not save them, we did not know

Why were they chosen?  How could this be?

 

(That) they were brighter angels that sailed across the skies

They were brighter angels with Heaven in their eyes

They were brighter angels that sailed before our eyes

They were brighter angels with loving lullabies

And needed somewhere

 

December 23, 2012

Regarding the Newtown CT tragedy that took the lives of so many children, my only thought was that they were ‘brighter angels’ and needed somewhere.