Jul 30, 2012 - TAKEN WAY TOO SOON - by Rachel Hera

There are never words to explain something as great as death, and death has greatly affected my little town, Beaumont, not once, not twice, but four times within a single weekend. May the four of them rest in peace. There isn't a doubt in my mind that they'll never be forgotten. My most heartfelt condolences go out to the families and to the friends of the four individuals.

The twenty-sixth of November

will always be remembered,

as smiles gave way to tears;

an untimely tragedy meeting people's fears


Such a sad weekend, such long, sorrowed days;

everyone walking as though in a haze.

A wake-up call, a reminder to love;

to cherish ones held dear before they, too, rise above


Everyone's hurting, feeling the pain;

feeling as though there's nothing to gain.

lost in the day, lost in the night

unable to sleep when nothing feels right.


Lives aren't borrowed, but stolen,

so we learned with four lives taken

tears pouring out, long after eyes run dry

It's the first time I've seen a whole community cry


It's sad, so sad, to lose those so young

and in the air, our emotions are hung

for all to see as we gather as one

to light candles for those whose lives are done


 Why does death hold the hands

of those too young to understand

what life is, could be, could've been.

Not borrowed, but taken. Stolen.


Thought after thought, tear after tear

So far away, though, nearly yesterday, they were here






But let us not remember them as a tragedy

but as those that brought a smile.

Bright memories of each of them,

will surely surface all the while


It's sad, I know, because I cried too,

But I didn't know them, didn't know them at all

but hearing about them, although just a little too late,

Makes me think they'd like for us to stand tall


Beaumont, stand tall,

Wear a smile in their memory

Without a doubt they won't be forgotten

They'll be remembered, surely.


 In memory of Brad Arsenault, Kole Novak, Thaddeus Lake

and Chantal Berube.

Your deaths have greatly impacted the entire community,

and it's such a shame that you're nolonger here. I didn't

know you, but hearing about you makes me wish I did,

because I have no doubt in my mind that you were all

wonderful people. My condolences and thoughts go out

to the families and friends that are going through what no

one should ever have to.

Stay gold.

Rachel Hera

Original post: 27 Nov 2012


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