Stephen Loomes

Veteran Poet - 1,761 Points (21ST JUNE 1950 / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)

Janis Joplin - Poem by Stephen Loomes

So much heart so much love so much need
Janis Joplin I cry to watch your heart bleed
What a talent you brought to the world
Time has seen your legend unfold
How sad that your life was lost to the abyss
Of uncertainty and need, oh how you are missed
What intellect, what talent and a future untold
Such a beautiful woman and so in need of love
It was like a crucifixion to see this talent shoved
By ignorant fools who couldn’t understand
The cruelty when you were young and you so grand
Anyone who had a heart could have saved you from your fate
But when people found their heart it was already too late

Comments about Janis Joplin by Stephen Loomes

  • Terry Craddock (11/6/2016 1:00:00 AM)

    'So much heart so much love so much need' a line that fits and belongs to so many, too late to be found appreciated is an artistic and common human condiction (Report) Reply

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  • Paul Warren (11/14/2015 4:58:00 AM)

    An excellent word picture of Janis Joplin a soul lost to the world too soon. (Report) Reply

  • Claudia Krizay (8/26/2013 7:15:00 PM)

    powerful and beautiful. A great tribute to a wonderful and talented lady! (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2013 4:27:00 AM)

    a great tribute to a legend who died so young and yet could have been saved. Penned with ardor Stephen. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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