The Shine Journal - The Light Left Behind

Journeys Through Grief and Beyond

A Prayer For Newtown
Maureen O'Brien
The sun shone brightly one early morn,
Just eleven days before Jesus was born.
Little children arose, so happy were they
To go off to learn, to laugh and to play.
They loved their school, their teachers too
Twas their second home, and this they knew
Was a safe place, a peaceful space.
Now they are angels, each wearing a crown
In a special place called Heaventown.
Their halos spread light and help us to bind
Their message is clear, please be kind.
Thank you dear angels, we harken back
We are doing just that, our spirit won't lack.
And now to you, no need to pack
You are in a safe place, a peaceful space.

Maureen "Moe" O'Brien resides in Myrtle Beach, SC with her sweet poodle, Miss Maggie Malone. Her "claim to fame", as she likes to call it, is that she played professional basketball, touring with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1959. She is an avid golfer and is a two- time SC Senior Golf Champion.
Her book, Who's Got The Ball? And Other Nagging Questions About Team Life, was published by Jossey-Bass in 1995. It is a "how to" book for team members in all work environments. Maureen is the proud Grandma of eight granddaughters. In addition to golf, writing and drawing, she enjoys performing with the Murrells Inlet Community Theatre.

Contact Editor: Pamela Tyree Griffin

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