Such senseless violence exhibited by the youth
Resulting in too many being left dead
The ordeal in the Rocky Mountains
Simply terror, I've heard it said
As I sit here and attempt to comprehend
Why these children whose actions had to be
Ever so violent, irreverent, and atrocious
No hint of juvenile normality
I ponder at how such things could happen
Why so many innocent people had to die
It is simply heart breaking
Forcing any normal one to cry
I know that in the world today
Survival comes at a great cost
But, we as a people should have seen
That this battle we had lost
My fellow American's beware
Of those in political places
They care not for your lives
Only the election he or she faces
The only true way to find the redemption
That we all so greatly need
Is to turn our faces toward God
And away from the sinful deed
Theology is all but lost in this land
The country with a church on every corner
We wonder why evil has stepped in
After we've exiled the former
The former way of life
Where we knew right from wrong
Now all we do is argue amongst ourselves
And allow our children to play along
Wake up citizen and see the world around you
It is not the better place that the politicians promised you and I
Campaigns come and politicians go
And along the way people continue to die
Another smokescreen will fill the air
And we will argue our political ideology
All the while missing that the greatest lessons
Are those told in lessons of theology
The dark clouds are gathering around us
But the storm shall not yield to us rain
Simply instead has this storm front
Brought great suffering and pain
This poem is dedicated to those who suffered
At the incident in Littleton, Colorado at Columbine High School;
May we never forget the price paid by the innocent
For the mistakes society has made.
May God bless those involved.
David Michael Chambers
a.k.a Chamberlain Davis
My intention with this poem was to record my feelings of shock and amazement at this event as I saw and heard it unfold on the television and radio. I don't think that I ever really intended to share this poem, but after the horrible events that occurred on September 11, 2001, I felt led to begin sharing my poetry.
My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones in any brutal attack. It is my hope that this nation would return to its roots and return to prayer. This nation is great when her foundation is God, but sinking into the sand is our society today, but it's not too late. The point of this poem is this: PUT YOUR FAITH IN GOD, NOT POLITICAL PARTIES, CLUBS, OR OTHER WORLDLY AFFILIATION'S. Don't look to the government for a solution to every problem. That in itself can be a problem.
The constitution makes it okay to worship, let's stand up for that and stop allowing the vocal minority to silence Christianity. There is nothing wrong with public prayer, no one has ever been hurt by it. I don't think the same can be said for someone who has never prayed, or known what prayer was for that matter. It teaches us that there is something bigger than ourselves out there. All of us need that in our lives, especially the children. I see all of the acting out of todays youth as their cry for help. They need structure and discipline.
We, as a nation, have turned our back on God and placed our faith in worldly things for which we are now begining to harvest. If we hadn't left God's way, I think things would be much different in our world today.
Thank you for your time, and may God bless you always.
July 11, 2003
Very expressive and heart felt. I didn't find encouragement but rather a lack of hope as you went through stating the politicians were not true, nor our theology. Interesting viewpoint though and I said very heart felt.
David - I found the last verse very poignant and powerful. I just suggest that you watch the tenses of your verbs, some seem to be in the past and some present, I found that a bit confusing. I read three main thoughts in your poem, children's violence is caused by not being taught about God anymore, this is mainly the fault of politicians who don't care about right/wrong and the only answer is God. The ideas just seemed to be randomnly interspersed and I think they would have more power if you presented them in a sequential order, like this is what we have done and this is the result now this is what we need to do. Your heart is in a good place and your words have power..God Bless your writing efforts