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A Woman in the News

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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

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