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Reqiuem For A Small Town

It will be quiet in Newtown tonight ,

it’ll be quiet for a while yet ;

The town that kept safe and itself to itself ,

out of mind like other towns

in other states and other lands ,

is no longer out of the glare

and clamour and lenses of a world

that must now intrude

in towns just like

Newtown in Connecticut :

where keeping safe and itself to itself

ended when madness spoke its lines

with a sound and a fury

and all their innocent yesterdays

went out ,out.