In Memoriam James Radley Mattioli by Jane Ayers Sweat

In Memoriam


James Radley Mattioli
March 22, 2006- December 14, 2012
Sandy Hook Elementary

James, I never knew of you
Til that dark and dreary day
When a coward with a gun
Stole your life away.

Nineteen other children
Were murdered that same day
But yours was the face
That swept my heart away.

You had your life before you
My! What you could have been
You could have had a family
And, I know, a ton of friends.

There are no words to explain
How your sweet angelic face
Can flood my eyes with tears
But, another time, another place...

Happy 13th Birthday, James

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