James Barrs

Rookie - 7 Points (1977 / Syracuse, New York)

Biography of James Barrs

Born in 1977 and raised in Syracuse, N.Y. and the surrounding areas. James spent most of his high school and college years writing poetry instead of paying attention in class. Up until now this ambition and love of writing has lead him nowhere. However, he keeps trying to impress the world with his brand of confessional poetry. At the age of Twenty-one James moved to Las Vegas, N.V. where he chased his writing career from one menial job to another. Often times spending years alone and without inspiration, yet the poetry in him never died. a low grey ember that burned slowly and cold. Now the ember is aflame and cannot be quenched. look out because nothing will stop him now.

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Cupped Hand

Struggling toward possible rewards,
Knowing failure means my life in vane,
Slowly washing down the drain.

Blood and tears in the same cupped hands,
Loosing what little grip I have left.
Moments before my fingers slip.

Reaching for the end at twenty-four,

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