April 7, 2017, Prescott-
There they were, the day before the first demon came,
living in beautiful anticipation
of the joy that is equal parts sacred and secular.
On the day before the first demon came,
a little boy took his father’s hand
and went to call, at Peter Rabbit’s House.
There was where they both went to dream.
On the day that the first demon came,
young friends mused, about just how
amazing that Christmas would be.
On the day the first demon came,
a grandfather started his day,
sitting in his own house of dreams,
and looked out on the school,
across the street.
Then the first demon came,
the little dreamers fell,
along with some
of their protectors.
The first demon died,
of his own hand.
Some other little dreamers
ran to the grandfather,
who took them in,
on the day the first demon came.
Other demons came,
in his wake,
threatening the grandfather,
and the families,
of the fallen little dreamers.
They always come in packs,
even though they claim
to not know one another.
We, though, know who they are.
We, who love our little dreamers,
will stand for them,
and the packs of demons,
will fall by the wayside,
far from Peter Rabbit’s House.
( This is inspired by viewing the film, “Newtown”)