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I Didn't Know Their Faces
by Lisa Hilbers
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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I Didnít Know Their Faces




Today words lay quietly upon my lips;
For they rest in the sorrow and tears of yesterday-
It will never be justified-
It will never be forgotten-
Once bright futures lay darkened forevermore


Fears of the unknown; No longer matter now-
Calculus exams will remain blank-
There will be more tears than excitement-
at the graduation ceremonies this year,
as the gun shots echo through their ears


The halls of higher learning are sacred no more-
Theyíve been invaded by societal anger-
Itís a social disease; of stupidity and shame-
Was it jealousy? Was it? We need answers-
but they too have become silenced today


I didnít know their faces, nor did I know their names;
but I knew their spirits so well-
Just as I know the kin and kindred of humanity,
I know they all today rest in the presence of God,
They each have found assurance in the folded
arms of Heaven-


Today we shed tears not for them, but for those
left behind to suffer through the pain of healing-
For those that need answers that will never come-
and for those that have lost loved ones and friends-
Today we will bow our heads and pray for mending-
but tomorrow; tomorrow we will begin a new journey


© Lisa Hilbers
April 17, 2007


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Reviewed by Kathryn Collins 4/20/2007

Dear Lisa:

A very poignant poem. Full of sadness for those left to witness, those left bereft with no answers.

Fears of the unknown; No longer matter now-
Calculus exams will remain blank-
There will be more tears than excitement-
at the graduation ceremonies this year,
as the gun shots echo through their ears

A beautifully written stanza of waste and loss.


Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 4/19/2007
Beautiful and tender write about such a sad tragedy, penned well my friend. Touched me deeply with this write!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/19/2007
Ditto Paul on this one!!

well penned Liza!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by J M 4/18/2007
We did not but we will one day. This one moved me to tears i knew it would so saved it for one of the last tonight. Praying for those that are healing and the ones left behind... peace & respect,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/18/2007

Yes, tomorrow will come for many but yesterday will always live on for some. Bless Them.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/17/2007
There are just no words to describe the grief and anger that such an act provokes, Lisa...senseless? Certainly to us, but what was his true motivation? I wonder if we will ever know that answer or if it actually matters? How come nobody ever reached out and touched him; made him understand, made him care? Another lost soul, knowing not the value of his own life, or of the life of others. In a rage venting his frustrations by destroying so many young and promising souls...I cannot even begin to wrap my thoughts around such a notion. This is is an excellent poem, Lisa; perfectly executed (lawd, I didn't really say that did I?)with the style and grace only you can bring to the page.
Take care,
Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2007
after the shock we all will move on ... let just hope we won't be reminded again too soon ... your poem explores this tragic situation with depth and clarity ...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/17/2007
Another day of horror etched into our collective memories. So sad, so senseless, so shamefull. May God bless their souls as they arrive at his gates.

Be safe,
Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/17/2007
Such a sad but needed write. A horrible tragedy, Lisa. What is this world coming too? When a parent sends their child to school they believe it to be a safe haven for learning. No more. The victims and their families are in my prayers.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Pamela garner 4/17/2007
Such a beautiful write about such a horrible tragedy. We must keep those families in our hearts and prayers.
Love, Pamela
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/17/2007
It is a sad day indeed Lisa for the youth and the learning institutes of this country and you are right the ones who will suffer the most will be the mothers. fathers. sisters brotheres aunts and uncles and friends of all these victims

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/17/2007
My tears fall with yours Lisa, carnage such as this is too horrible to even contemplate. Your poem is deeply touching, sensitive and beautiful.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/17/2007
Heartshattering write of tragedy and sadness; we are all feeling it today as we mourn the dead of yesterday's shootings at Virginia Tech. It doesn't make any sense, does it??

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/17/2007

A heartbreaking poem filled with sadness and shining hope--well done. You do their memories justice...thank you.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Art Sun 4/17/2007
Today's sadness will weigh heavy upon many hearts, and so will this poem of which many will find sadness on this tragic of events...

let us pray ...

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