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Tears For Carlie (By Ronee', aged 11)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, February 07, 2004
A young girl writes out her feelings about the abduction/murder of young Carlie Brucia from Florida.
I am very sad today. I have been sad ever since I first heard about the kidnapping of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia from Florida. Her family put out an appeal, in the hopes that she would be found alive; but unfortunately, this wasn't to be. Her body was found several days later; she had been murdered by a man who was a convicted child molester.
She was on her way home from school when she was approached by this man, and she was then taken; she never made it home. They had video tapes of the abduction, and eventually, police were able to get the man who was responsible; but not before he ended up killing her.
Such things make me sick inside. Why are there so many children being killed by people who shouldn't be on the streets in the first place? Why aren't these people being stopped by the law officials, and why are these people allowed to get out of jail? It doesn't make any sense to me, and as a child, I am scared for not only MY safety, but for the safety of my brothers and sisters, especially my younger brothers and sisters! We are only kids; we shouldn't HAVE to learn to live in fear! We should be able to enjoy our childhood without any worries; but then we hear of things like parents killing their children or these people who kidnap (or kill) children, children like Carlie Brucia, who is my age.
Then people wonder why I can't sleep so well at night! I haven't slept well since this happened, and it seems all I have done the past several days was cry. I haven't been able to eat without wanting to throw up, and I have missed several days of school because I have been so upset. It seems whenever I close my eyes, all I see is the images of Carlie being abducted that were shown on tv, and the face of the man who killed her; and I have had bad dreams of being kidnapped or killed myself.
I have tried to make sense of what has happened, but nothing seems to fit. It seems that the world is turning uglier and uglier by the minute, and nothing is being done to punish these bad people who do horrible things; and it seems that the good is being shoved aside by sin, ugliness, greed, and hatred! I have been praying for Carlie's family (I can't imagine the horror, shock, or grief they must be going through!), and for all kids in general; and I also have been praying for our country and our leaders.
I have tried to talk to my parents about what has happened, but it seems each time I try to, I end up crying, and I only end up upsetting myself to the point of nausea! I haven't been able to eat much these past several days, and I have missed school two out of the three days because my stomach has been so messed up. Maman has taken me to the doctor, but Dr. Emmons can't seem to find anything wrong; he doesn't understand what has happened or how badly it has affected me.
I guess this is why I am writing, as my way of trying to cope with this situation, and trying to make sense of what has happened--let alone, WHY. It doesn't seem fair that a young girl was taken in BROAD daylight, only to end up being killed by a madman who has absolutely NO regard for human life! This girl could have grown up to be anything she so desired; but now, thanks to a sick person, she will never get that chance. She is now dead, and she is now in Heaven; and now her family is left behind to grieve and ask what so many people here and abroad are asking: "WHY?"
I am in tears as I write this; please forgive my mistakes; I can't harldy see what I am writing. I have had this inside of me ever since this incident happened; and I had to let it out somehow! I am trying to come to terms with this situation, and I am NOT having an easy time of it!
~Ronee' (aged 11).
In memory of Carlie Brucia, aged 11
An Angel Named Carlie
There is a new Angel in Heaven today,
A young girl who died in a horrible way.
She was kidnapped, was then found dead,
And our nation is filled with sadness and dread.
She didn't deserve to die in the way she did;
She was only 11 years old, only a kid!
She deserved to live, have a full and happy life;
But thanks to a bad man, her family's filled with strife!
Why did this happen? Why are there bad people about?
To think of their atrocities is enough to make me shout!
Where is God in all this? Why isn't He in control of this old world?
I try to understand, but can't; I am only a little girl!
Now Carlie is with Jesus, she is an Angel now,
And it is in her memory that I kneel down and bow.
~Written by Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux on Saturday, February 7, 2004. >tears<
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|Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
|Oh Karen, *Snif,snif*;
Tears are welling up in my eyes.
I was horrified too by that
murder! Excellent story! You have
great talent! My surgery is tomorrow
morning. The angels are watching over me.
|Reviewed by Robert Padget
|Excellent write. you should be proud of yourself, you have a gift.
|Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
|A sad, but powerful and excellent write.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|This is so very sad Karen!!
Lovely heartfelt write Girl!!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
powerful write and poem--it's so sad
(((HUGS))) and love,