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NATION SHOWERS YOUNG VICTIMS WITH TOKENS OF LOVE

America is opening its heart to the tiniest victims of the Oklahoma bomb blast.

Children's Hospital of Oklahoma has received hundreds of telephone calls, poems, letters, cards, stuffed animals and other toys for the six children who remain hospitalized and the 13 who died in the explosion Wednesday at the federal building, which housed a day-care center."Roses are red, violets blue, I hope you get better because we love you," wrote one youngster named Bobbie from California.

"My name is Crystal and I'm in the sixth grade," wrote another youth from California. "I'm so sorry for what happened. I wouldn't like my kid to be in that and maybe die. I would try to take down the person that did it."

An El Paso, Texas, man, Edward Jaquez, sent a poem he had written.

"So many lives have been lost

"And for what reason I'll never understand

"How could this happen to so many innocent people.

"How could this happen to our home land."

Jake Lowrey, a spokesman for Children's Hospital, said a Baptist minister's wife in Texas telephoned him Sunday to say she was taking donations from parishioners to help with the children's medical bills and would send the money to the hospital.

A Chicago woman said her prayer group had put all the children's names on a prayer list.