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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.

Copyright © Chris Day | Year Posted 2018


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  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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