'December with tears'

To the editor:

'December with tears'

Running in winter
Bullets going where they never belong
Ribbons, gifts pushed to the side by spirits bending, rushing passed
Parents with empty arms, school shot to pieces, safety shot out of reach
Peace lost to a never again silent night
By a day so loud as to echo across our country, the whole world laments a season denied
No surrender in a war undeclared
Now to cradle and hold the hearts bleeding
As it will take all year to heal
Then the rest of forever
The sadness will keep tucked away to reappear
With the sounds of children laughing, their dances captured in the clouds
The world has become more heavy, the sun less bright
The river mourns but keeps rolling, rolling along