While You Can

While You Can

A Poem by Annabelle Lee

There was a shooting somewhere in Colorado the other night
A guy must have really hated his life
He walks into a theater 
And just lets go
He lets bullets fly
At people he doesn't know

I get up in the morning
And prepare for my day
While Mothers are crying
Less than four hours away

I put on my clothes 
And get ready for weights
As other fourteen year old girls
Fail to to see another day

As other high school freshman
Mourn their little brothers
As parents and children
Comfort one another

I feel sick
At the fact
That I can whine about a curfew
And some girls never made it back

And this guy was just like your dad, or your brother
He had a family
He had a mother
He went to school
Just like you
I don't understand 
What could've he been through?

Just count your blessings as you get ready for church
Kiss your children 
Before you leave for work

Because tomorrow's not promised
There may be no second chance
Tell everyone you love that you love them
While you can

© 2012 Annabelle Lee


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You have a depth of compassion that is clear. Well written. pat

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

thank you. thank you. thank you
This is heartbreaking. Thank you for writing about this. You really captured the horror of a sick person's mind in this poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

i did this as much for me as anyone else..... i had a hard time believing it considering where i liv.. read more
Brittany

11 Years Ago

Honestly my favorite part in this poem is "count your blessings as you get ready for church" :)
Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

ah, i see, i enjoy that entire stanza to tell you the truth
This is sad, but very true and meaningful. I remember hearing this on the news yesterday, and I feel sorry for all the families who had to suffer through this. Well written

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

"Everything happens for a reason"

Everybody says that..


but what p.. read more
The Watcher

11 Years Ago

That the world is unpredictable and dangerous. That's all I can think of
Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

well the.world sucks
The last paragraph is true. I know people who died, and before they died, they were angry at someone, or they had a fight with them.

This is really heartbreaking, because half of it is real.......

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

this is about a real event..... all of it is real
Forever Hidden

11 Years Ago

Ok.
Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

yeah
Beautiful Eulogy. Thanx

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annabelle Lee

11 Years Ago

yup

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Added on July 22, 2012
Last Updated on July 24, 2012
Tags: Shooting, Aurora, Colorado, Death, Life, Dying, Murder

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Annabelle Lee
Annabelle Lee

Middle of Nowhere



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Hello everyone I am Annabelle Lee. I am FINALLY, after June 12, the ripe old age of fifteen. I'm a poet. I want to write novels, as well, but those do not belong on this site in hopes that someday .. more..

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