Irby Syed

St Thomas Aquinas C.S.S, Tottenham, Ontario

I am shocked to hear about the horror of the Humboldt Broncos. I am mourning along with my family and fellow Canadians.

I cried and felt terrible for the loss of the Broncos players. In their memory, I wrote a poem.

Our Broncos, Our Heroes

Sadly a joyous ride turned into their final ride,

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The joy of hockey turned into grieving nationwide,

The nation is united offering prayers and donations,

Our feelings are shocked, flocked to one destination,

They are the Heroes, they are the Broncos

As we see the victims and read their colours,

Gold and green turned into red and black,

Ourselves are forgotten in the need of the mothers,

Sobbing and wanting their children to come back.

They are the Heroes, they are the Broncos


Hockey sticks put out for our lost brothers and sisters,

Families embraced with the warmth of this nation,

Memories that can’t be cut short by scissors,

It will last far past the future generations.

They are the Heroes, they are the Broncos


We will always remember

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