Something that happened. I'm sorry for sharing this, but will you comment,please?
and he came to ask for her phone
with glances askance that former 'training'
had taught me to watch out for...
so the flags were up
and I was just glad
that I didn't have to see him
often, if ever again
so I forgot, never said a word
which later I would regret
sometimes first impressions are wrong
but not mine
and not when they're so intense.
let me be whacked with stick,
collapse in heap on the floor
if I ever ignore another queue;
so help me, I have to
that hesitation and doubt
come from the outside-
extrasensory is innate.
Staying at his sisters house,
himself, wife and son, not quite two
his beautiful daughter of eight
(don't know how many kids the wife ate)
sleeping outside in a tent
the woman was large
she sat around stuffing her face
daddy took daughter.....someplace......
by the pool
I picture that child
lying by the drain
when they pulled him out he wasn't dead
well only in the brain
and during investigation by CPS
they found out the daughter
was being molested....
now who would've guessed?
ME.But the impressions I chose to avoid,
thinking so little of the gift from my Creator
that I failed to act.
I can't justify this,
my guilt is a weight on my chest
soon after I was forced
to face that mother
and I looked at her doughy face
and I told her she too
would be held accountable...
for a fraction of an instant
a stricken look
leaked out of the blank
and I knew that she knew
Small compensation that-
what else, at that point, could I do?