Below is the poem entitled A Woman in the News which was written by poet
Dietrich. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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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