Thirty-Three Flowers for everyone affected by the Virginia Tect. Massacre:

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One flower for the man

who heard the shots

and thought that is was only construction.

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One flower for the woman

who finally realized

what the sound was and screamed.

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One flower for the girl

who lay huddled under a desk

while gun shots rang through the room.

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One flower for the boy

who lay on the floor which a bullet in his arm

and kept wondering when he would die.

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One flower for the teacher

who jumped in front of the door

to give the students a chance to live.

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One flower for the bloody hands

that reached for help but only found more death.

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One flower for the kids

who jumped out the window

and heard the shots in the other room.

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One flower for the body

that lay on the ground

and was shot no less than three times.

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One flower for the friends

who will never smile or laugh again.

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One flower for the notebooks

in which furious thoughts were scrolled

by furious victims.

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One flower for the students

that huddled together and mourned the losses.

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One flower for the tears

that flowed down their face as they heard

what happened on the other side of the campus.

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One flower for the arms

that held one another as people tried

to comprehend what happened.

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One flower for the students

who called 911.

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One flower for the newspapers

who had to report the story.

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One flower for the fathers

who will never hug their child

close to their heart.

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One flower for the mothers

who soul will never again be

quite so complete.

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One flower for the brothers

who wonder "why wasn't it me?"

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One flower for the sisters

who try to ignore their friends

consolidating words.

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One flower for the daughter

who's father she'll never see again.

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One flower for the son

who came home from school

to find his mother crying.

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One flower for the man

who shouldn't have sold another man

that gun which could kill.

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One flower for the lovers

who will never be reunited again.

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One flower for the graves

that will be filled unnecessarily.

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One flower for the relatives

who will cry at the funerals.

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One flower for the floors

which will always be stained with blood.

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One flower for the building

who people will never want to enter again.

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One flower for the speechless

who just don't know what to say anymore.

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One flower for the horrified

who couldn't believe their ears.

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One flower for the terrified

who went to school and wondered

"will I be next?"

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One flower for the police

who rushed in and tried to be brave.

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One flower for the wounded

who thought that they were going to die.

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One flower for the dead

who's life was taken away much too soon.

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One flower for the mental mind

of a killer and a man who killed himself

and so shot over sixty others.

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Thirty-three flowers for the tragedy

that happened that day.