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Rated: E · Poetry · Regional · #1249726
Written after the horrible shootings at Virginia Tech, which is my alma mater.
Hokie’s Lament


Virginia Tech is full of grief.
The Hokie hangs his head.
Around the Drill Field, cries are heard
And many tears are shed.

Blacksburg is now a saddened place.
Gone is the Hokie pride.
Where futures once were full of hope,
Now thirty-three have died.

The Hokie friends and families
Have gathered far and near
To offer help and sympathy
And solace from the fear.

A tear falls from the Hokie’s beak
As he bends down to pray
For all the souls of all his friends
Who died that fateful day.

His Hokie cry of victory
Is silent for awhile.
It may take days or weeks or months
Before this bird can smile.

But we all know a Hokie’s tough,
“Be strong” is good advice.
But don’t forget to bow your heads
For those who’ve paid the price.

4-17-07
written by: LaDonna (Johnson) Olanyk
Va Tech alum: class of ‘80

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**This was written the day after the horrible shootings at Virginia Tech.
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