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That Man

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That Man

Looking at that picture
Of a man, a total stranger
Braving the risk of terror
And all too possible death
To save a child lost in the melee
And facing real danger
Of coming face to face
With the merchants of death
One cannot help but think
That at such moments as these
Where a child is involved
Irrespective of whose child 
One cannot think of oneself 
Or of anything other than
The life of that child;
And so it was with 
That man, that hero
Harish Patel!
Who exemplifies
All those heroes
Of Westgate!



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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 2:25:00 AM

    Bravo!

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 10:59:00 AM

    Great tribute to a real hero.... This world could use more like him..... Regards, my friend..... Jake

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji Date: 9/30/2013 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    John, Mustapha, Emanuel, thank you for finding a part of yourselves in that man.
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 8:20:00 PM

    A stirring write Gerald. I enjoyed perusing this one from you here.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:52:00 PM

    I can sense the passion gushing from this piece. Nice work