Sandy Hook Elementary. (Finally Got My Wings)

21212-002_142My heart breaks for the families of the horrible tragedy in Newtown CT. While no words from the English language could truly comfort anyone, I hope that each parent, brother, sister, mother, father, and relative can somehow find peace knowing each child is resting safely in the arms of Jesus. As with most things, the incident sparked some song lyrics and I wrote them down. The title is Finally Got My Wings.

Finally Got My Wings
2012 Chris Martin

(verse one)

Hello Mom and Dad
I hate to see you both so sad
But I'm in a better place now

Through the tears and the pain
All the clouds filled with rain
You need to stay strong somehow

It's really nice up here
No more hurt, no more fear
God says this is now our home

I am gone, but I hope you see
You'll always have a part of me
Remember this when you feel alone


I finally got my wings
And it feels so good to fly
I know it's hard to understand
Why I had to say goodbye

People say I'm too young
With a whole life ahead of me
But I'm with the angels now
I hope that you can see

That I finally got my wings

(verse two)

Hello Mom and Dad
I hate to see you both so sad
There's so much I want to say

I know you had plans for me
I know how much you wanted to see
The smiles on my wedding day

Jesus is holding my hand
Dad, I hope you can understand
He's going to walk me down the aisle

I'm sorry you can't be here
Help Mom wipe away her tears
Think of me when you need to smile

And remember this when you feel alone

(repeat chorus)

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35 replies

  1. Beautiful Chris, such a sad day for so many families, shocking to hear the news of this awful atrocity. I can almost hear the music to this song. Maire

  2. You are a lovely writer, Chris…
    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking interpretation of this terrible tragedy…

  3. Spoken from a Dad’s heart. All the true emotions. Beautiful thoughts…comforting as they are brought out the tears…

  4. Chris, thank you for these wonderful words. Wishing you a Happy Holiday, and thanks for following My Poetic Spirit ~Mary

  5. Just beautiful, very inspiring.

  6. Simply stunning, brought me to tears…

  7. Chris, such poignant words for such a difficult situation. You inspirationally captured the essence of our Heavenly abode. Even when some feel anger towards God, may they come to know the beauty of His eternal love. Well done.

  8. All it needs is a melody…Well done, well done indeed…”Dear God: Why do you allow violence in our schools”? Signed, a concerned student…”Dear concerned student: “I’m not allowed in your schools”. Signed GOD

  9. Your words are perfect Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and the community left behind.

  10. Hi Chris. This is very beautiful. I reblogged this on Stargazing. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Reblogged this on Stargazing Under Coconut Trees and commented:
    I’m tearing up all over again and yes, that’s how I want (need) to see it: that they’re in a better place now. Prayers & love to the families.

  12. Touching song. Thank you for sharing it.

  13. Beautiful words. Really beautiful.

  14. Awe, this is just beautiful… Your words paint such a sweet but sad picture…

  15. Chris, that is beautiful. I recently reblogged a post from a radio station in Connecticut who provided an address to send letters to the victims families. Perhaps there is a way you can share your song. Here it is:

  16. Well done. Prayers for the parents.

  17. I hope somehow this finds the way to the parents…

  18. So beautiful…God uses us to comfort each other, and that’s what your words do.

  19. Like this blog. Am so sad about what happened, still cant believe… Prayers for all out there

  20. This is lovely, Chris. Truly inspired.

  21. So sad and tragic reality of life. when are we going to wake -up and realized that we becoming more and more just a vicious soul-less beast , disguised in human form!

  22. You wrote this from the perspective of the child. How beautiful. So simple.

  23. absolutely beautiful. i am a connecticut resident and cannot tell you how much this tragedy had impacted our little state.

  24. Chris,
    Your note to your dad brought tears to my eyes. You are honoring him by honoring your mom :) thankyou for painting beautiful pictures through your words. Your poem for the Newtown, Ct. victims was beautiful, too. It’s so hard to wrap our minds around these senseless acts of violence, but we have to trust in our Heavenly Father & turn to Him for comfort & help these families & keep them in our prayers.

    See you soon :)

  25. This is beautiful. I hope the familes can take some comfort and let the world wrap their love around them.

  26. Beautiful Chris. Made me cry. It says it all.


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