Cochran writes poem to express grief for tragedy
FOREST CITY— Rutherford County native William Cochran has written a poem to help express the feelings that people across the country are experiencing because of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT.
Cochran read his poem live on WAGY-AM on Thursday morning.
"I have been writing poetry for a long time. I have been thinking about this tragedy for days and God gave me these words," Cochran said. "Since I read it on the radio this morning, I have had people calling in and telling me how much they loved it. I have had five or six calls already."
Cochran's goal is to find a way to send the poem to Newtown.
The following is the poem written by Cochran that is in a letter from to God sent from the people of America:
20 precious children are gone now,
And our hearts are heavy today;
Lord we know you have your reasons,
For taking them away.
We know we shouldn't question you,
We know you have a plan;
But God we're only human,
And it's hard to understand.
We know you gave them to us,
You have the right to take away;
We know that they're in heaven,
And we know that they're okay.
I believe that every American is hurting deep inside,
Now we understand the pain you felt the day that your son died.
I pray for all of America,
God keep us safe from sin;
So one day up in heaven,
We will see them all again.
I pray for all the adults that died,
And for their families and their friends;
We know you love us Father,
Forgive us for our sins.
The more I watch TV,
The more I hurt inside;
And believe this was a day,
That even Jesus cried.
So Lord I guess I'll close for now,
There's so much I must do;
And I'm really feeling better,
Since I had this talk with you.
Comfort us and help us Lord,
To be free from pain and stress;
And help us to remember Lord;
That the Bible says it best.
If my people who are called by my name,
Will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways;
Then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.