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Career by Chris Day When I was a little boy I use to play cops and robbers with my boys. To wear the badge and serve my community was all that mattered to me. I flew through promotions like a bird in the sky. I saw death, mangled bodies, abuse and suicides it became a way of life. Then one day I got the call that would change my life. A little girl so innocent and sweet had been ran over by a car. As I got on scene it was Khaos, screaming and people cursing me. I was confused as what was happening as a mother was punching me. Telling me to save her baby girl. It was like the earth stopped for a moment and I was just a blure. I done what I was trained to do I grabbed the child and started CPR. Every breath I tried to give her was going afar. Every chest thrust I would do would go to the floor. I asked God to switch places for me and the child this time. Just a child I thought. How could it be. Just a simple trip turned into a tragedy. This changed my life and I think about her everyday. I hate myself for not being able to save her that day.

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Date: 1/13/2019 7:11:00 AM
The emotion in this poem is real. I like this. Wish you good luck in your life.
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Date: 5/31/2018 12:25:00 PM
Hello Chris, no one knows how they will react in a tragedy, sometimes we do the right thing, sometimes we freeze.Sometimes we are in shock. At least you tried. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/31/2018 3:02:00 PM
Also Welcome to Poetry Soup. I look forward to reading more of your poetry Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/31/2018 2:59:00 PM
In some way it will help someone. You did very well writing this poem. You should be proud of yourself. I am proud of you. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/31/2018 2:59:00 PM
In some way it will help someone. You did very well writing this poem. You should be proud of yourself. I am proud of you. Have a nice day my friend.
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Chris Day
Date: 5/31/2018 1:36:00 PM
Thank you Darlene. The writing seems to help relieve some of it. I am by no means a writer or poet. I just hope my poems can help someone else.
Date: 5/31/2018 12:15:00 PM
Oh wow Chris. Choked up on this one. My father only recently shared with me a similar experience, performing CPR on a little girl who didn't make it. That doesn't go away. Hugs. xomo
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Pigeon Tart
Date: 5/31/2018 1:39:00 PM
I hope poetry helps. <3
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Chris Day
Date: 5/31/2018 1:37:00 PM
I live with it everyday. It’s something that will stay with me forever.