Newtown, Connecticut: Update

We don’t know the author of this beautiful poem.  Hopefully, someone can tell us.  But it needs to be read by as many as possible.  So please read it, and pass it on.

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The Field Trip

Please don’t cry, we’re okay.

We went on a field trip today.

A secret place where there’s fun to be had.

And the principal’s with us, so we won’t be bad.

It’s full of toys and rainbow slides.

Cotton candy and high cloud rides.

A funny zoo full of different things.

I even saw a man with wings.

We’re not alone so don’t you fear.

We’re chaperoned by Jesus here.

It’s really nice so I think I’ll stay.

And hold your spot til your field trip day.

I know Christmas is here and there’s toys to be given.

So please tell Santa that I’m here in heaven.


A comment below from KVWilliams tells us that the author is Tabatha Vargo.


11 replies
  1. once was
    once was says:

    Thank you for posting this poem.? You could hear the difficulty in his voice when Jim read it on the air this morning.? It’s a beautiful tribute to 20 beautiful children.? God, please?take care of them all.?

  2. Gary J
    Gary J says:

    People look for a reason,ask why. The most horrific thing that has ever happened to children in this country’s history. The answer is simple and can not be explained beyond “evil”.

  3. davesnow
    davesnow says:

    Thank you Jim for posting ‘The Field Trip’ poem.? I congratulate you for being able to make it thru it on the radio this morning.? It was very moving to listen to

  4. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    Music heals broken hearts – and this is glorious in it simplicity and soul.? I hope the photo comes through.? It’s that country twang from the voice team.

    Whether you are a fan of “The Voice” or not, please watch their moving tribute…

  5. buckscorner
    buckscorner says:

    Beautiful poem.

    We have a verse from our scriptures (Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) about children who die young, It is very terse, but reassuring, and confirms that Christ’s atoning sacrifice extends to all little children:

    “And I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven.”

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