The full text of President Obama”s Remarks at Vigil
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Vigil at Newtown, CT — President Obama’s Remarks

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One bell rings
Where angels wept
Shoulder to shoulder
We came together
To show no fear
By Joan Barrett Roberts

I pick up
and easily throw
upon my shoulders
a long white jacket of
patchwork squares
built from bendable wires

Just enough to slip on
over my coat ~
I imagine my plight

I freely
put on this ~ metal jacket
because
I was left with
no way out

but now I find
it only opens one-way
has no key
no escape
I am locked here
inside this ~ my gated life

I am suppose to
survive
this mountain climb
by just daily living
and fighting the good fight

In this system
where lies and misinformation
shadow box each other
for the prime spot
in our nation’s news

Oh ~ these wires we place
with unhinged malice
escaping any willing action

Now if only now
hearing the calls of our children
somehow shouldn’t we agree ~

To dare to imagine

a different path

chosen

once

and at the same time

safe

and

free?