Something that happened. I'm sorry for sharing this, but will you comment,please?

His sister and I were swimming 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... show more His sister and I were swimming
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
be aware
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
no sense
she sat around stuffing her face
daddy took daughter.....someplace......

the baby




wandered out



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?
Update: No Brian it is a relating of something that happened that I tried to show and yes it really, in REALITY, sucks.It was a devastating event.
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