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A Woman in the News

From her garage, with no delay,
she started to back out one day,
not seeing in her own driveway
a child at play; a child at play.

One moment cannot be rewound.
She’d never heard a single sound
but felt the impact; on the ground
her son she found; her son she found.

We should not judge her for the sake
of mercy since her grave mistake
must place on her - guilt hard to take,
A lifelong ache, a lifelong ache.


For the Monotetra Poetry Contest of Kim Merryman

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:42:00 PM

    Andrea that is my worst nightmare is someone backing over a kid. My daughter in law backed into their car and she knew it was there but just was not thinking. I could not image the lifetime of regret for one moment of error. Hits the heart this sad poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 6:19:00 PM

    Andrea, just as moving the second time around. Congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 9:06:00 PM

    Congratulations on a deserving win, Andrea! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:40:00 PM

    Congrats In Kim's "Monotetra" contest....take care...LINDA

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:48:00 PM

    congrats on great win Andrea

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:10:00 PM

    Hmm.. Another sad monotetra. Something going on here. Amazing poem! This stuff is impeccable! ~ The contest you were asking about was one for Christmas carols, only using the title of a well known song, and a Christmas theme. Kim Merryman was sponsor for that one also. She always has good contest ideas.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:57:00 AM

    And even sadder than the one before because of the guilt. It wouid be unbearable. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:56:00 AM

    Oh so, sad, Andrea, a totally different approach from your usual, upbeat. So sad, a word to the wise; always check and double check when driving around which children play.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:56:00 AM

    Moving poetical picture Great great write.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:43:00 AM

    Such a tragedy! Sadly this happens too often. You captured the tragedy well in this poem. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:25:00 AM

    sigh, lots of us seem in a blue mood!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 1:29:00 PM

    nicely done Andrea,,,, I've read on this subject or seen on TV a few times SAD. I think we should read older ones or should I say " all" of a persons work ;}

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 2:57:00 PM

    sad but excellent write - this happened in Plymouth a while ago, the little boy died in hospital

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 2:53:00 PM

    I think to write anything like this...I don't even wish to think about writing on this sort of thing; 'however Andrea' you have created a powerful scene Here.' yours Joe.)

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 6:57:00 PM

    You expressed the raw emotion a tragedy like this brings, made my heart hurt. Excellent write my dear. Hugs

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:39:00 AM

    Hi Andrea! so tragic. excellent write.all the best for the contest.

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:34:00 AM

    I have read about some of these devasting accidents....very heartbreaking...

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:42:00 PM

    Hi Andrea, so many of these tragic circumstances suffered by terrible accidents. Lovely poetry form :)

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:46:00 PM

    I love the way you've written this. I remember reading of a similar incident when I was young and too many since. A very sensitive write Andrea on such a sad tale. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:29:00 PM

    Hi Andrea; This is so sad, but things like this happen all the time. I once knew a mother that her baby boy drowned in the tub - while she went to answer the dood bell. He was one year old. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:09:00 PM

    Hi Andrea always good to read you stuff, good luck in the contest with this very moving write, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 11:06:00 AM

    Thank you for your friendship, it truly feeds my soul. Lifes not as bad as I make it sound. That's just the way I roll. :)

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 11:00:00 AM

    Tradgedy's a tick away, it could happen to us all. My heart is breaking for this soul. May she rise up from this fall. Beautiful monorhyme Andrea. It certainly leaves the reader with an ache in their heart. Prayers.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:58:00 AM

    Sad news is wonderfully worded. It's very deeply rooted in to heart. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:49:00 AM

    Many men are thus misjudges, as we neglect the guilt they carry thereafter!!! Smooth written and Impressive.............:):):):):):)Adarsh..

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:48:00 AM

    I can't imagine...wow. I wanted to stop in and say hi. I've been too busy to do anything with my PM yet but I'll have some free time soon I hope....gotta run. Take care, Andrea....Caleb....Oh, and I WISH i was camping!

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:30:00 AM

    very sad yet very beautifully composed poem

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:01:00 AM

    Good morning Andrea, I hope you are having a great day

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:53:00 AM

    How heartbreaking, yet beautifully written..

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:13:00 AM

    Excellent. Sadly written. Well penned. Tfs

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