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Why? Why? They were children! Children! How could someone strip a child, multiple children, of their innocence! How could someone strip them of life?

Children are one of the few good things in life. Always learning, not dispicable liars or haters or cheaters like the majority of adults, not able to commit horrendous crimes, not aware of the greater scheme of life going on around them. Believer's they are. In a child's mind, the characters of stories such as Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny are alive. Magic is real and all around us, commanded and cast by the fairies who were blessed by the mighty kings and queens from far far away. In a childs dream, there is no deception, no hatred, no confusion. There is only light and happiness and love, and their imagination is never as strong as it if in childhood.

It is for those reasons, and many more, why I believe children should be treasured. For their beautifully bliss minds and perfectly balanced ignorance. For their imagination, raw and imperfect yet honed to perfected. For their lives that are full of untroubled laughter and undying love, and for the joy of listening to them whine about their foolish little fueds and thinking grimly of how those little fueds could one day grow into something beyond repair. For knowing that theirs lives are ahead of them and that happiness is neverending.

I love children because they are everything we are not. They are loving and compassionate, learning always without being coincious of it. They are sweet and kind and honest, no matter what the consequence. They can tell the difference between right and wrong and, though they might not always make the right choice, can learn from their mistakes. They are the only ones who can change their mind and change it again and again, with no fear of running out of time. Because the sound of their laughter is the definition of happiness.

This is why we must cheerish the young. Because they are the only ones who can be innocent and oblivious to the world around them and not be troubled by it in the least. Because one day they can be an astronaut and the next a superhero, and every day for the rest of their childhood it is something new. This is why children should be loved. Not abused. Not harmed. Not slaughtered. And not suffering. That is why children should be loved.

Why they should be,
but not always are.
This was inspired after I first heard news of the slaughtered children on December 14th 2012, after a man went into a school and killed 28 people, including himself and 20 children. That news was so.... angering. I was outraged when I heard this, so troubled, so sad... I cannot begin to express that to you. Children, in my mind, should be treasured, not harmed, not hated. Loved. Not harmed. Loved.

UPDATE 15-12-12
I would like to thank everyone who has read my work for the positive feedback. This means a lot to me, that people like my work and that people can be so moved by tragec events. Thank you all for making this one of my most favorited pieces of work and for your support.
As to the negative responses, I would like to address a few things. Yes, this was moved purly out of raw emotion, and I am aware that it sounds like a rant. A part of my consious had intended it too. I did not mean for it to sound as if all human beings are bad. We are not monstorous creatures, us humanns being, but within us all if the potential to become a monster. Not all of us act on it, but it is there, which does not mean that all human beings are bad. And children, in my mind, are precious and innocent. Yes, children do lie, but they don't understand it in the way that adults do. And if you are annoyed of people writig something in memory of those lost, DONT READ IT. I don't care if your sick of seeing it, but to some people writing about those lost is a way to signal our remorse and grief.

I am perfectly well aware that not all people like what I write, and I can't fix that. Yes, this is not the best thing youve ever seen, but to me, it is my way of saying that something is wrong. That something needs to change. I can't make you happy, and I won't change my work to try. Thank you to all who support me, and thank you to all who do not.
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Alexander-Musset Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I feel the same as you when I see TV reports of children injured and killed in war. How can they possibly understand what is going on. And why they are so horribly injured, or their brother/sister/cousin/friend/parent is dead.

I cry often about this. When we go to war we are letting our children down. We are responsible for their world. My first book will be to raise money for a charity helping kids deal with the trauma of war. I am ready to publish, but looking for an illustrator. I will self publish on Kindle/Amazon.

Thanks for sharing your feelings. Lots of people feel this way, but also feel powerless. That is why I am doing what I am doing. We cannot let this stand!

The arms trade should be illegal and the U.S needs to change the Constitution!!
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Skie2 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
do not be angry with him... for his judgement at his gateway to eternity is filled with misery and pain
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BloodxEagle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to mention the elementary students attacked by a man wielding a knife in China that happened the same day. :c
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KrystalBerri Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
When I heard of this, I was outraged. Then sickened and sad. How could someone do this? How could you look into a frightened, innocent child's eyes and have the nerve to shoot them? HOW DARE HE!
And I think about the children. The poor, innocent angels who never lived their lives. They had so much to live up to, but it was ripped away so painfully.
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:bulletblue::bulletyellow: PLEASE WEAR YELLOW AND BLUE, THE SCHOOL COLORS OF SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ON MONDAY (December 17) IN REMEMBERANCE OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE SHOOTING! :bulletyellow::bulletblue:
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UnicornsPoopNuggets Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist
I live in the area. i send my heart and prayers to the people and families that have lost someone they loved
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WhitestAsian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
You live in the area?! Holy hell that must've been horrible.
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UnicornsPoopNuggets Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Its worse for the families. they should be planning christmas not funerals. :(
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lichtie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I heard about this on late night radio (Scotland). I heard Obama, he spoke not only as a parent, but as a human being. Why does this keep happening? I think the constitution should be ammended!! Does the "right to bear arms" mean it is right to murder innocent children. NO! We should all get together and boycott Wal-Mart etc (asda in the Uk) till they stop selling guns and other deadly weapons. Amend the Constitition!
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WhitestAsian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I would, but I live in Canada where you can't just buy guns at a Walmart. I only learned that the States did that last year, and I though the person telling me that was joking. I'm surprised that you can still pickup a shotgun in the same place you can buy candy.
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Tora121 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was so beautiful ;o
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