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Who Met Death

The woman was indeed pushing
her way through the crowd,
pulling, stepping, crushing,
none to proud,
on her face was an expression of relief,
then it turned to genuine compassion,
the child on the street,
blood at his feet,
was not her son,
then another one,
pushed through the crowd,
crying loud,
coughing, gasping, grasping for breath,
it was her child who met death.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2009 5:56:00 AM
    I think I told you before how well you master this form, you are a romantic story teller. Thanks again for your comment, let the dialogue continue.

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 6:17:00 AM
    Laurie I love you--but you need a check-up from the Neck up!

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 6:09:00 AM
    hmmm not sure that't true, but 'ok'

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 5:42:00 AM
    there is nothing little about me baby girl

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 5:40:00 AM
    Be careful little man

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 1:16:00 PM
    Wow. Horrible scene to happen but great job. ~Jese

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 9:23:00 AM
    when I'm forced to "speed read" in anticipation! I know it's a good poem! thanks Frank!

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 8:29:00 AM
    Hello Frank, this a SAD, TERRIBLE poem, but it is manifestation of a great imagination of a great writer/poet. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 12:14:00 PM
    Very sad theme to a terrible outcome. Nice use of imagery...Raul

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 7:36:00 AM
    sadness is felt ~ beautiful poem

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 6:58:00 AM
    wow... that was scary!! and i wanted to invite you for breakfast!?! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 9:45:00 PM
    This is very moving, Frank. What a terrible moment for any parent. Such powerful emotions and imagery in excellent piece. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 8:25:00 AM
    Terrible image, my friend. But it's ok, I was expecting it. I like the idea, I have a short story in mind about the same reactions, but in a morgue. I'm starting to like your style, Frank. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 10:20:00 AM
    Oh, Frank, I can see this awful scene and sense the tremendous relief of the first mother. Losing a child is said to be the greatest pain anyone can endure. Outstanding work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:34:00 AM
    what comes tomy mind was a mass stampede.. how do childern diein the streets, crowds pushing? open gun fire...what were you seeing when you wrote this? meow

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 3:08:00 PM
    dramatic and tragic. john

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 9:50:00 AM
    P*** poor attempt, Im full of smilessss so neaner.

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 9:41:00 AM
    Laurie, I'm just trying to piss on your parade of sunshine LOL

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 9:40:00 AM
    You're depth of emotion is at times astounding. You can write with compassion and tenderness almost as if you had a, what was I thinking. By the way sunshine you take instruction well. Laurie

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 9:38:00 AM
    YIKES this is so sad. Sheesh Frank...I think if you ever wrote a poem about rainbows and pink butterflies I might poo my pants from the surprise. JK LOL you write heartache and heartbreak sooo well. Love Christie