Newsworthy? drifting,, a snowdrift, a note ..a sad one, to send Jamie off...?

In the news today, I read

How little Jamie wandered away

Followed his dog, into the woods,

Weather got bad and further he’d stray

Than a boy with autism should

They found him it seems

With extreme hypothermia

I wonder did he dream

While the cold took its toll

And asleep did he fall

In the bed of white snow

The staff could not save him

He drifted much further

Just out of reach

A message to all of us

Is this to teach?

Having no voice alone in the cold

No mitts on the hand we would hold

No mother there to kiss and scold

One less angel

Walks on the earth today

One more in heaven

Guiding the way

Update:

thank you, Peter for the link, I was remiss

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You've written a lovely tribute to James Delorey and though I am sorry for his family's loss I am appreciative of your efforts to bring some sense and order to what seems, sometimes, an incomprehensible world.

    http://www.kelowna.com/2009/12/08/cape-breton-auti...

  • The last part of this really got me.

    Having no voice alone in the cold

    No mitts on the hand we would hold

    No mother there to kiss and scold

    One less angel

    Walks on the earth today

    One more in heaven

    Guiding the way

    It gives me the chills. Very touching and sad.

  • John D
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It's like an old folk ballad my grandfather might sing about a coal-country tragedy in the mountains of Pennsylvania. I hear banjo music. Might need slight adjustment to the meter.

    Sad story.

  • Lola
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I think after the first two sentences,

    I forgot to breath

    until the end

    And then

    I was crying

    for that sweet angel child.

    "God Bless the Child"

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  • Linda
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Maybe not yours but I do have this one(female) contact in Ohio that I`d like to play like a fine musical instrument.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is such a sad poem, but a fine tribute to this little boy

  • 1 decade ago

    Peter thanks for the link

    You write with such passion

    this is a tragedy

    I hope someone who knows the family sees this and sends it their way

    so they know that others are thinking and praying for them

    Nice write

  • 1 decade ago

    It's good! Very enjoyable.

    I especially liked this part :)

    "One less angel

    Walks on the earth today

    One more in heaven

    Guiding the way"

  • Kirby
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Aww, that's sad, but excellent poem.

  • 1 decade ago

    So sad for his family.. bad Christmas for them this year.

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