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ALEXANDRIA, Ky - Ralph Glass has been playing music since he was a child. Like many artists, Glass was inspired to write one of his songs by pain he suffered in his life.
Glass decided to share his song, his pain with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy after he was unable shake the sorrow he felt for them.
"I know what they're feeling," Glass said. "I know what's going through their minds. I know how they are going to grieve."
Glass has endured the wrath of senseless violence himself. Two of his seven children were murdered. He said he could not get ahold of his feelings after either murder, which occurred a decade apart from one another.
"Your heart is just so broke that you're trying to get somewhere and you can't get there," he said.
Glass wrote the "Flower Garden" for his son whose murderer has never been caught. Glass shared the song with WCPO.com with the hopes that it would help anyone who has lost a child, especially the families in Newtown, Conn.
"What's going on in the hearts of the moms and dads, the brothers and sisters left behind? What they have to go through -- the grief, the heartache. The hearts just broke in pieces. You want to help the kids but you can't because there's nothing to do."
You can view a video of Glass performing "Flower Garden" by clicking on the video in the media player found on the left-hand side of the screen.
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