Sued51's Blog

{December 20, 2012}   A Poem for Victoria Soto

We all have different ways of coping with the horror of the school shootings in Newtown CT. People are donating, having vigils and praying, and bringing items to the town. My coping mechanism is poetry. I kept seeing Victoria Soto’s face on Facebook and felt like I wanted to focus on her. I wrote this poem and shared it on Facebook yesterday — on the day she was buried. In the midst of death, we must try to celebrate life.

Hero Unmasked (For Victoria Soto)

Her smiling photo posted —

reposted  —

she resonates –

a final note at

the end of a song;

a hushed world

listens in vain for more,

but silence hangs empty

as the stockings of the lost.

Children often aspire heroic —

Did she?

Ever don the cape and mask

and dream?

Not about this…

this dark December day,

when arms outstretched like wings,

she did the real thing:

shielded her angels

without cape and mask,

without bulletproof clothes,

without thinking —

she revealed


to us


Copyright 2012 Susan Desrocher


Please visit this video of mine I did the tribute for the CT Massacre it’s just sad:(



Beautiful tribute!


sued51 says:

Thank you…I think she was a beautiful person!


soonie2 says:

I’m so moved by your poem. Your thoughts and imagery are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this!


sued51 says:

Thank you for your comment and your follow. I was so moved by her; what an angel…I had to write something!


So beautifully said. Made me cry.


sued51 says:

Thank you, Naomi. I felt compelled to write it…she seems to have been an amazing person…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

et cetera
%d bloggers like this: