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Street Person

I was speeding down the e-way in my Chevy pick-up truck,
When I spied a person laying there and I feared that she’d been struck.

Her body was splayed spread eagle out in the middle of the road,
And people blared their horns at her as traffic around her flowed.

I pulled onto the shoulder then sprinted to lend her aid,
I scooped her up in my arms and we together prayed.

Her clothes were old and greasy and her hands were stained with dirt, 
I told her I’d get her to the hospital and asked her where it hurt?

But with her fist she struck me in the face like we were in a fight,
Then she jumped over the retaining fence and disappeared into the night.

Now I ask myself a question that is always nagging me,
Did I save a life that night or just prolong her agony?

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  1. Date: 10/26/2011 3:00:00 PM
    Nice one Tony. When you were born the stork added imagination in your little basket bro. Bet your mama never told you that. Yep. There is was, cause now, look at you. Spiffy and all bright. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 9:24:00 AM
    Wow you are good x

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 7:34:00 PM
    Only a brave person would run out into traffic to safe another. I have just posted a poem called 'The Secret' You last two lines brought it back to me. This is a very meaningful tale...Margaret

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 6:31:00 PM
    The answer to all your questions is yes ;)~N

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 4:23:00 PM
    Very deep stuff mate, some of us do want to die, bit of a twist in the tail hey... different view here....on ya mate...

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 2:59:00 PM
    Wow! Nasty femme, how do you come up with these "way out" topics? A cool write.

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    Date: 10/24/2011 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is a true story just as written. I didn't need to make it up. Tony