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The Shoe

He could be someone’s father
Or brother
Or friend.
He could be
The one to cure cancer,
The one who
Saves a child
From a burning building,
The one who
Sobers up
And leads
Others to
Do so as well.
But right now,
He’s a drunk
Who has probably
Spent all of his money
On booze,
The one
Who is ungrateful,
The one who
Won’t remember,
The one who will
Lose his life
Over a fallen shoe.
And you are the one
Who can save him.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 8:46:00 AM
    This poem was written in response to a story about a stranger who jumped in front of a train to save a drunk who jumped onto the tracks to get his shoe.

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 8:17:00 PM
    this one is very impressive Rachel, welcome to the soup. Andrea gave you good advice in your blog. people tend to be limited in time and are more likely to comment on the work of those who have commented on theirs