^i^ The Day The Angels Cried ^i^






The Day the Angels Cried

by

©2007 Marilyn Ferguson

 

 

A twisted mind so full of hate

Went on a shooting spree

In blinded rage, he set the stage

As students tried to flee.

 

The campus halls were filled with fear

As panic set the pace

The look of terror could be seen

On each and every face.

 

A lad intent on doing harm

Broke through the morning light

Gun was ready, clips were full

Set up and armed to fight. 

 

With evil in that young manís heart

And Satan in his soul

He opened fire, an act so dire

To feed a troubled soul.

 

A teacher there so brave and bold

Stood out like a bouquet

He ushered students safely out

Gave up his life that day. 

 

The courage and the caring hearts

Found there within those walls

Emerged like flowers in the spring

And filled the stricken halls.

 

The thirty-two who had no clue

Were faculty and youth

Those left behind must search and find

Some logic to the truth.

 

A random act so mean and cruel

So senseless and so sad

Is bound to make us question why

Society, gone mad.

 

The tender souls, so young and bright

Are just a memory

Grief and tears are left behind

For friends and family. 

 

Put to rest are college dreams

Of students in the dorm

Tossed about and swept away

Like ships out in a storm.

 

The ones who died are firmly etched

Into our memory

Like beams of light, they shine so bright

Upon a tranquil sea.

 

Just like the gentle waves that flow

Upon a distant tide

One hears the tender voice of God

The day the angels cried. 

 

© 2007 Marilyn Ferguson

 

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Students

Austin Michelle Cloyd, 19
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Sophomore, Honors program, International Studies
Student since fall 2006

Brian Roy Bluhm, 25
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Master's student, Civil Engineering
Student since spring 2005

Caitlin Millar Hammaren, 19
Hometown: Westtown, New York
Sophomore, International Studies
Student since fall 2005

Daniel Alejandro Perez, 21
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia
Sophomore, International Studies
Student since summer 2006

Daniel Patrick O'Neil, 22
Hometown: Lincoln, Rhode Island
Master's student, Environmental Engineering
Student since fall 2006

Emily Jane Hilscher, 18
Hometown: Woodville, Virginia
Freshman, Animal and Poultry Sciences
Student since fall 2006

Erin Nicole Peterson, 18
Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
Freshman, International Studies
Student since fall 2006

Henry J. Lee, 20
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Sophomore, Computer Engineering
Student since fall 2006

Jarrett Lee Lane, 22
Hometown: Narrows, Virginia
Senior, Civil Engineering
Student since fall 2003

Jeremy Michael Herbstritt, 27
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Master's student, Civil Engineering
Student since fall 2006

Juan Ortiz-Ortiz, 26
Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Civil Engineering
Graduate Student

Julia Kathleen Pryde, 23
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Master's student, Biological Systems Engineering
Student since summer 2006

Lauren Ashley McCain, 20
Hometown: Hampton, Virginia
Freshman, International Studies
Student since fall 2006

Leslie Geraldine Sherman, 20
Hometown: Springfield, Virginia
Junior, Honors Program, History
Student since fall 2005

Mary Karen Read, 19
Hometown: Annandale, Virginia
Freshman, Interdisciplinary Studies
Student since fall 2006

Matthew Gregory Gwaltney, 24
Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia
Masterís student, Environmental Engineering
Graduate student since fall 2005

Matthew Joseph La Porte, 20
Hometown: Dumont, New Jersey
Sophomore, University Studies
Student since fall 2005

Maxine Shelly Turner, 22
Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
Senior, Honors Program, Chemical Engineering
Student since fall 2003

Michael Steven Pohle, Jr. 23
Hometown: Flemington, New Jersey
Senior, Biological Sciences
Student since fall 2002

Minal Hiralal Panchal, 26
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Masterís student, Architecture
Student since fall 2006

Nicole White, 20
Hometown: Smithfield, Virginia
Sophomore, International Studies
Student since fall 2004

Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan, 34
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia (originally from Indonesia)
Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering
Student since fall 2003

Rachael Elizabeth Hill, 18
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Biology
Freshman

Reema Joseph Samaha, 18 Freshman, University Studies
Student since fall 2006

Ross Abdallah Alameddine,
Hometown: Saugus, Massachusetts
Sophomore, University Studies
Student since fall 2005

Ryan Christopher Clark, 22
Hometown: Martinez, Georgia
Senior, Psychology
Student since fall 2002

Waleed Mohamed Shaalan, 32
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia (originally from Egypt)
Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering
Student since fall 2006


Faculty

Christopher James Bishop, 35
Instructor, Foreign Languages
Residence in Blacksburg
Joined Virginia Tech on August 10, 2005

G.V. Loganathan, 51
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Residence in Blacksburg
Joined Virginia Tech on December 16, 1981

Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
Adjunct Professor, Foreign Languages
Residence in Blacksburg
Joined Virginia Tech on August 10, 2001

Kevin P. Granata, 46
Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Residence in Blacksburg

Liviu Librescu, 75
Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Residence in Blacksburg
Joined Virginia Tech on September 1, 1985


 


 
   
 













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