This is from my heart. I am hockey mom who billeted junior players for over 25 years.
Gone To Soon
Butterflies flying in the air
The birds are singing their song;
The wind is blowing through the trees
In the world there is nothing wrong.
The sound of laughter on a bus
Is part of a team going to their game;
How one minute can change their world
Where nothing will be the same.
The broken lives and broken dreams
Have all came crashing down;
How one can cope with what they saw
How can anyone rebuild a town.
They played the game with all their heart
Hoping NHL could be their dream;
But the Heavens opened up their gates
To welcome such a team.
The ones left down here on this earth
Will keep the flame alive;
Their memories of their fallen mates
Will help them all survive.
Emotions are high and questions are many
The answer may not be found;
The memory of the fallen players
All lying on the ground.
Time will heal but you will never be the same
Each day you will wonder why;
The only respond you will have on days
Is sit and only cry.
Memories and pain are all you have
Your team has created such a bond;
We prayer for all who must go on
Humboldt Broncos please stay strong.