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Author Name: Freefanofjims 9 Comments
Date Added: April 03, 2005 12:04:19 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Too Late~1

Too Late


New snow falls gently from darkened skies

Covering the earth with spectacular grace

But like the night in the dawns new light

Its beauty will disappear without a trace

Listen to the winter winds tortured screams

Hear voices in the dark unknown and distant

Fall from a place seen only in your dreams

Protective spirits drift away reluctant

Blind to the visions of our bizarre realities

Man ignores true scenes of significant shame

Old trees stand tall silently watching this earth

Knowing if it dies the human race will deny blame

Does losing our innocence from a lack of respect

Widen the rapidly overflowing blood baths

Is a pointless eminent destruction what to expect

Do we wonder lost and aimless on uncharted paths

Will we observe this road to a meaningless end

Are we ready to lay down and accept this fate

Or could our races and religious beliefs ever blend

Is it true that change is never too late

Author's Notes:

This poem really gives me flashbacks whenever I read it-
The first 2 lines are extremely haunting remembering what they represent-
I live in Denver and was home from work the day tragidy struck the
hallways of Columbine High School-
That night it snowed and was still snowing a little the next morning
when they showed scenes of the high school on the news-
It was such a serene sight with no movement or even footsteps in
the blanket of snow remembering the events that had just taken place
less than 24 hrs later there-
Those first 2 lines forever painted that portrait in my mind.
And each time I read them I'll never forget the lives lost there-


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Comment By: Freenanette on July 23, 2010 03:39:24 PM Report
This is a very nice write...I love reading your work...
Have been on in a while but I have to read your stuff...
Something pulls me back to your work..
Thank you
Comment By: FreeJennifer on August 2, 2005 03:18:16 AM Report
meaning this has!!! you display tremendous talent in each and every poem. James your heart and soul come out in all your work!
sincerlly, jen
Comment By: Freegrneyedbtch on June 16, 2005 12:44:59 AM Report
powerful write. as always, excellent. thanks-livi
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on April 22, 2005 05:33:09 PM Report
I am always moved by the power and sincerity of your writing James, no matter what the subject matter.
However, knowing what it was written about makes it all the more poignant. It is strange how a blanket of snow can make even the grimmest place look almost magical. I think it goes back to our images of childhood when the world we perceived was not the hostile, cold one we see as adults.
Thanks for this.
Alison SW
Comment By: FreeKimber Turpin on April 10, 2005 02:01:51 AM Report
You have portrayed a tragic event in such an elegant way. This is a very deep and powerful piece you have penned. And no, a change in anything is never to late.
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on April 7, 2005 07:46:05 AM Report
deep and powerful write james on a tragic event in our history, hopefully we will learn from the past, joe
Comment By: FreeJeff on April 6, 2005 08:32:00 AM Report
Powerful write James...
I pray to God it's never too late.
Columbine tragety will never be forgot in the hearts and minds of all parents. ~exceptional write, my friend.

Comment By: FreeSandy J Hradil on April 4, 2005 11:28:51 PM Report
This is really a heart touching poem! I have teens in High school and when the shootings happened in Columbine I just shuttered with sadness for the families and for the community.
I only wish we all as a nation could change things before it is too late. For many it is already too late.
Comment By: FreeGlata on April 4, 2005 07:26:12 AM Report
A lovely write, James...and it's true...that day was such a sad, heartbreaking day.My heart STILL aches for those people that lost so much that day. Certainly a day that will go down in history as a reminder that we need to listen to what our kids say.
Great write, My Brother!


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