Nineteen Stars

Nicolas Poussin Artist – Poem © Joni Caggiano (This poem is dedicated to the three adults and nineteen elementary school children who lost their lives and those wounded).


Nineteen Stars

clasping hands faces smiling

nineteen stars play jump rope

magical chains of lily white flowers

angels bring along the moon who smiles

Jesus, Mother Mary gather at a golden table

unicorns providing rides to little ones who wait

glimmering gowns of white fly through the pearly gates


“People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”

Mark 10:13-16 NIV

 May the United States quit seeing gun violence as a political issue and to see it as the moral issue that guns truly are – How many more?