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They Lined the Road

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They Lined the Road

They Lined the Road

On the isle of St. Kitts, they lined the road
They lined the road on St. Kitts
Deep in their hearts they carried a load
They lined the road on St. Kitts

Waiting on word from the search for the boy
Hoping and praying for some words of joy
They lined the road on St. Kitts

He had gone to the store a block from his home
Just nine years old, he had gone on his own
They lined the road on St. Kitts

Picking up Kool-Aid for his birthday party
A happy young boy so healthy and hearty
They lined the road on St. Kitts

The National Guard and the local police
Searching just searching as tensions increase
They lined the road on St. Kitts

Praying they find him alive and unhurt
Every heart stops - someone calls out “a shirt”
They lined the road on St. Kitts

The soldiers come out with their heads bowed down
And everyone knew what they had just found
They lined the road on St. Kitts

The family and friends with tears in their eyes
None of them knowing the who, what or whys
They lined the road on St. Kitts

He would have been ten on his birthday today
But somebody somehow took his life away
They lined the road on St. Kitts

I just returned from vacation where this occured.  A very sad day in St. Kitts



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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:49:00 PM

    a very different type of poem from you, mike, but one that's beautifully rendered. very sad, indeed!

    dailey Avatar mike dailey Date: 10/14/2013 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can do serious but it is not my strong suit but the scene called out for some sort of recogination and this felt right.