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Rachel Left Us... (a Challenge)

November 25, 2010
By Rengas BRONZE, Fort Collins, Colorado
Rengas BRONZE, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
""Hell wasn't a major reservoir of evil, any more than Heaven, in Crowley’s opinion, was a fountain of goodness; they were just sides in the great cosmic chess game. Where you found the real McCoy, the real grace and the real heart-stopping evil, was right inside the human mind." – Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman

Candle may wane, yet
Flame to still remain

Grieve, but remember:
Resurrect not body but soul,
That which lives on,

For she dies, permanent, truly,
Only when her words lose their meaning.

The author's comments:
This is a quick poem in response to a presentation about Rachel Joy Scott, one of the victims of the Columbine massacre of 1999. More specifically, this poem responds to those who were in tears after the moving speech by Rachel's father.

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