Condolences, April 18, 2007

The Mirror

In sleep, the memories of you

come close to me.

I weep, the loss of you

too great for me.

When I awake, to see

the day anew -

in the mirror, the face

I see - is you.

I can’t remember

where I went.

Was my life, if gone,

well spent?

Who will remember me

when I am gone?

If I cannot find

where I belong.

You were my friend,

my guiding force.

Now, you’re gone;

I’ve strayed off course.

I’ve never missed someone

so much.

If I reach towards sky,

will our fingers touch?

You’ve left me here,

all by myself.

My heart torn out,

put on a shelf.

To get it back,

I must believe.

But first, I take

the chance to grieve.

Look upon me,

together we will weep.

Promise me

there’ll be relief.

I promise you

I will return.

Strong again,

my lesson learned.

You may be gone, but

your memory lives here.

This time, I live my life

regardless of the fear.

When I next awake

to see the day anew;

The mirror holds,

both me

and you.

- Kirsten DeVono

April 19, 2007, 12:40am • Kirsten DeVono • #26056

My prayers are with you all! GOD BLESS HOKIES!!!

April 19, 2007, 12:41am • Mississauga, Ontario • #26057

Words fail at times like these. My heart goes out to VT.
Robert McGlynn

April 19, 2007, 12:41am • Tampa • #26058

This is a sad time for all people in this country prayers go out to the students, family and friends tragically affected by this one man. Please stay strong in your faith and family.  We will rise above this violence and keep Virginia Tech close in our thoughts

April 19, 2007, 12:41am • New Ulm, MN • #26059

my deapest condolences to the families and friends left behind to mourn their loved ones.  It hurts my heart deeply from way out here so I can’t imagine what you all are going through.  I have to believe that the human character is resilient and with lots of prayers and support the sadness will become a little less.
you all are in our hearts
nkie

April 19, 2007, 12:41am • lawrence, KS • #26060

I can only imagine the pain which you all now feel.  Please remember 1 thing, you are a survivor.  A survivor of a tremendous tragedy that no one should have to go through.  Remember to keep looking forward and keep pushing on.  It will seem hard right now, but will get easier.  Remember the way that each of those freinds touched your life and use that to guide you and carry you through.

My deepest thoughts, prayers and condolences.

April 19, 2007, 12:41am • Ridgefield, CT • #26061

Even though we have never met and are a great distance apart, we all feel your pain and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have suffered during this time of senselessness. Remember and be strong. 

M & C

April 19, 2007, 12:41am • Edmonton, Alberta • #26062

To all the families and students who are suffering from a loss of a friend or family member I want you to know that I sincerely send my condolences and am deeply sorry. I want all of you to know that im praying for all of the victims and the victims families.

Owen

April 19, 2007, 12:41am • Cleveland, Ohio • #26063

My heart and everyone elses goes out to all the victims and families of Va Tech! God Bless!

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • St. Petersburg, FL • #26064

To the students, faculty and staff still horrified by what went on, please know that so many people send their love that you may one day heal from this senseless waste of human potential.

To the friends and families of the victims, please know that a nation of good people shares your sorrow. Our hearts are broken and we grieve with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I sincerely hope that you can find comfort despite what must be bitterly profound sorrow and confusion.

Love,
Andrea

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Battle Ground, WA • #26065

I this time of sorrow remember that God is always there.  I a deeply share your pain, I pray that each and every family, student and anyone else involved with VT make it through this.  And always remember that there are people other who care. God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Indianapolis IN • #26066

Our hearts go out to all the families that lost loved ones on Monday 16, 2007. We know words cant bring back a loved one but this is a time to be strong and look to god for strenght and the determination to make it through this tragic event that took place at Virginia Tech. We feel so much pain for everyone that lost a love one.

Erica, Travis, Travion, & JaDen

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Hopkinsville, KY Christian County • #26067

I am deeply saddened by the tragedy at Virgina Tech. Understanding these events may not be possible. My hope is that through this tragedy the students of Virginia Tech become stronger and lead our country to a place of healing.  I hope it helps that my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jim

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Arizona • #26068

To the studants and staff at Virginia Tech,
May God bless you all and walk with you. It is in these times that we feel his grace and spirt amoung you all and you realize that we are all one. Reamember those little girls taken away in that school house nor far from you? The familys showed us how to heal, I dont know why things like this happen but we do get answers when God wants us to know.May the grace of our Lord Be with you all. John S.

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Hemet California • #26069

This utterly dreadful news has brought forth much shock to our community here. Our deepest regrets and sympathy are for those who lost their lives in this tragic incident. Also to the families whom are going through this rough period, may the Lord be with you and you be in his refuge. -Amesh Kumar

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Singapore, Singapore • #26070

Dear Hokies,

Everyone of you are in my thoughts and Prayers..It is a sad day in America when we can’t go to school and be safe. I pray for you’re healing to come soon..We will never forget
4-17-07

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Vacaville,Ca USA!!! • #26071

My name is Sofia Snellings and I am currently a student at Appalachian State University. When I heard what happened on Monday I was completely crushed. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to every single person involved in this horrific tragedy.
Earlier this evening Appalachian State held a candlelight vigil on the campus mall. Looking around at the 200 hundred some students I could see the hurt and geniune love in each and every students eyes. We were all there to pay resepct to those involved in the incident and to pray for the grieving families and friends of those who did not make it.
With that being said I would again like to express my dearest sympathy and love and hope that the families and friends of the victims find peace and happiness that those that passed once gave them. You will be in my thoughts and my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Boone, North Carolina • #26072

My prayers to an awesome God who holds the universe in His hands are for you, Hokies, during this time of unimagineable grief.
Dawnie

April 19, 2007, 12:42am • Elk Grove, CA • #26073

Words can not even express our deepest sympathy for everyone grieving and for everyone’s loss. This is a very tragic thing that has happened. We will pray for everyone affected by this and continue to keep everyone in our prayers.

The Allers Family

April 19, 2007, 12:43am • Kalamazoo, Michigan • #26074

Friends,

While sending our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this tragedy is surely admirable—and I join you in that endeavor—I believe we must do more. 

We must give our time and money, our ingenuity and persistance, and our resolve and resources to fix a broken system.  We must rekindle our sense of community and again realize our stake in each other.  We must change laws, review policies, and inspire community leaders and community members to act on their worst suspicions.  Perhaps most of all, we must never let another Cho Seung-Hui fall through the cracks. 

My friends, there is much work to be done.  And we must start now.

Yours,

Jared Milrad

April 19, 2007, 12:43am • Boston, MA • #26075

this tragedy is not only being heard in the united states, but also all over the world. condolences and prayers are coming from all over globe, and i hope all these will help the family and friends recuperate. let’s all hold hands and work together so that this tragedy would never happen again.

April 19, 2007, 12:43am • Chicago, IL • #26076

Staff, students and alumni,

My prayers and thoughts are with you.  Hold each other close.  Don’t let this unthinkable act dash your spirit.  Live on.

mark San Diego State University Alumni

April 19, 2007, 12:43am • Los Angeles California • #26077

Stay strong, I felt so sick since hearing this news. After arriving in northern Virginia from Wisconsin a couple of years ago I came to know a lot of VT alumni. The stories about VT sounded awesome and one could tell that Virginia Trech was a unique and amazing university.

We are all Hokies now and we will carry each other together through this difficult time.

Lets Go Hokies!!

Dave

April 19, 2007, 12:43am • Alexandria, VA • #26078

Our thoughts are with all of you during this time. You are not alone. We will be doing what we can to help from out here. You are all great role models in this hard time. Stay strong.

-The students of Chico State

April 19, 2007, 12:43am • Chico, California • #26079

Please know your friends at Vanderbilt are with you.
Fred Talbott

April 19, 2007, 12:43am • Nashville, Tennessee • #26080

Too all the families involved in this terrable event id just like to say that even though im far away in body im there with you in spirit.

Words couldent possably take away from the pain you must all be feeling but know this ... you have the whole world praying for you right now ... thats more than words could ever convey.

Matt

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Wales, UK • #26081

To all those in the VT community, who have family or friends who expereienced what happened, and specifically, to those who experienced it first-hand:  Your strength and bravery now will be tested like never before.  Your resolve and internal fortitude will be needed like never before.  Only if you dedicate yourself to finding a way to get through this with strength will you get through this pain and, someday, at some time, find happiness again.  That is a promise to you all.  I know this hurts, for some it, it hurts more than anything ever imaginable.  I wish I could tell you that the hurt will stop, or go away, but there are no guarantees.  All that you can control is your attidudes.  Just have strength to get through these dark times, so that you can enjoy the sunlight again.  If you are strong, you WILL find peace again, you WILL find happiness again, you WILL find answers internally, since no answers to why this horrific event really exist.  It was a random act, and in a life filled with random occurences, it was the worst kind.  Please be strong, please love your family and friends like never before, and never, ever give up hope.  God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • JA, Philadelphia, PA • #26082

As a student, I can’t imagine how you guys at V-Tech are imagining.  I honestly thought “How could this happen?”

At that moment I realized that there was no explanation.  All that can be said is we (the world!) are praying for you and you aren’t alone. 

I think this tragedy shows why we must love all people. Please give your family and friends hugs because that is the way to remember everyone who passed.  The world is with you in your time of need.

With you in spirit,

Brad Spencer

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • State College, PA • #26083

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the students, families of victims,faculty and staff of Virginia Tech. May GOD bless you all through this tragic ordeal.

Be Blessed!!!

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Clarksville,Tn • #26084

i wish you all the strength you need to get through this horrible time and my thoughts are with you guys

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • wellington, new zealand • #26085

to vT,

no one has no right to take away our loves one just god itself. My condolences to the family who have loss their love one to this tragic event.

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Singapore • #26086

Our thoughts and prayers will forever be with the students who fell victim to this tragedy.  For now and forever we are all Hokies.- Chris and Dana

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Union,NJ • #26087

WE ARE ALL HOKIES TODAY

We will never forget
4-16-07

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Vacaville, Ca America • #26088

Do not let tragedy jade or break your spirit. Come together as a community, as fellow human beings, embrace and accept your sorrows, remember always to never let the memories of the victims fade from your hearts. Above all, let us remember how very precious life is and the frailty of it. My heart goes out to all of you at V.T.
-victoria

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Sacramento, California • #26089

To Virginia Tech students, staff and families,
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the familes of the victims and the students at Virginia Tech. We are extremely sorry for your loss. May God bless each and every one of you. Remain strong and have hope...you will get through this. You will be in our hearts, minds and prayers!!!!!!

Love,
Mariam Jaber
and Jen Davis
Of Rosemont College

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Rosemont, Pa, 19010 • #26090

We are shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy.  May God hold you in the palm of His hand and may you feel His comfort.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Hamiltons

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Peterborough, Ontario, Canada • #26091

My most sincere condolences to all of you at Virginia Tech.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Renee Potenzini, Steubenville, Ohio • #26092

My husbands family is from Virgina, and we have spent a lot of time there. I know how much Virginia Tech meant to the people of the state. We just want to let everyone know that all the way in Washington State are praying for you and hope VT grows and heals.

April 19, 2007, 12:44am • Bremerton, WA • #26093

Dear God,
We will never know why…
We will never understand…

We ask you to help us not ask why, but to look directly in your eyes, and heart to see the only answer we have....Your Love, Your Grace, Your Peace

God Bless you Virginia Tech.

Signed: Charlie E.  Mississippi State Bulldogs

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • Madison, Mississippi • #26094

When I heard about the Tragedy, I was like man, why would someone do something like this? But it’s in God’s hands now. May all rest in peace.

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • S'town,TN • #26095

My heart is broken for all those innocent people who loss their lifes to such a horrific, senseless tragedy.I cannot even try to imagine how all of the families who have lost their loved ones are coping with this terrible tradegy.My sincere heart felt thoughts and continous prayers are with all of you

May God Bless all of you and give you strength

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • Vancouver, B.C. • #26096

When I heard the news I was in shock, I couldn’t believe that it had happened.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the families, friends and with the school this was a truely tragic event, it really hit home.

God Bless

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada • #26097

I just want to say how sorry i am for this senseless act of violence. The families, loved ones, and all the victims have been in my prayers and thougts everyday. California is behind you Virginia Tech. I am a college student myself and this event has touched me in a way i can’t explain. This could have been my school, or the victims could have been my friends. This just goes to show you how short life is. I will continue to pray for all the victims and the members of the VT staff and student boyd. LOve & Prayers

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • Farifield, California • #26098

Our hearts hurt with yours.  From all of us at Arizona State University...we are praying for you and your families.

David

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • Tempe, Arizona, USA • #26099

Dear Virginia Tech Students and Faculty,

I’m sorry for the tragic events that have happened this past week at your school.  I know it must be hard to experience something like that, but always remember that God will always be with you during this time of need.  You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.  Go Hokies and God bless.

Josh Myers
Art Institute of Washington Student

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • Hanover, Pennsylvania USA • #26100

Today we are all Hokies

HOKIES TODAY
HOKIES TOMMOROW
HOKIES FOREVER

For those who are gone you are not forgotten
For those who remain Stay strong

We will get through

Love to all family and Friends, we feel your pain

April 19, 2007, 12:45am • Roanoke, Virginia • #26101

To all the students at Virginia Tech and Faculty,

My Deepest Sympathy to all of you, who lost a dear friend and to the families who lost their son or daughter.  I know it very hard to lose someone you love.  Just to let you know, we who live in Texas feel the pain and sorrow.  Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Ida Rea

April 19, 2007, 12:46am • Fort Worth, Texas • #26102

There are no words to describe the incredible loss
Heaven help us through this

April 19, 2007, 12:46am • New York, New York • #26103

This is really an shocking incident which will last in our minds forever. The faculty and the students who lost their presious life will all be in our mind..

I offer my condolence to all the victims who had to face the tragedy.

May god keep their soul in peace....

From
Vijay Mankumre

April 19, 2007, 12:46am • Dubai, United Arab Emirates • #26104

Its sad that on my daughter’s 4th birthday (April 16) this happened! She asked mommy what happened?
As a mother I was trying to make it a happy event (her birthday).However, this tragedy has reached us all!My prayers and thoughts are with you all!

April 19, 2007, 12:46am • Wilksboro,NC • #26105