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It brings to crooked smiles, grubby fingers, brightly colored playgrounds and Cheerios.
Some think of little ones picking flowers, while others remember a sleeping baby, immune to the worries and dangers of the world.
But when these dangers invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School, that concept of innocence, of purity, was popped like soap bubbles.
Images that should never appear in any person's mind tainted the heads of children who can't even pronounce 'massacre'.
Their yellow and blue playgrounds have been contaminated with red, and dozens of families will close their curtains to block out the sounds of a world that their children no longer inhabit.
These children will carry foul memories of hot lead and blood, and brothers and sisters will find their siblings torn from them.
No human deserves to have their kin ripped from them and discarded like trash. Pray for their neighbors, pray for their families,
And pray for the victims.
Because they should've had a chance to grow up.