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A Good Uncle

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jbowie
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since 02-18-2000
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BANGOR (that OR) ME


0 posted 02-20-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie

cricket legged people
crouch to peer
at the stricken body
laying on the hot tar
a burning never felt

the uncle pushed
his nephew to safety
before the car  struck
reshaping his head
a soft fractured football

the driver steps out
lizard lips spilling out
“my car, look at my car”
while the nephew
learns how to hate

**just in case you wanted to know - I was a medic in Richmond VA and saw this happen - the driver never showed anything but concern for his car - the uncle I will always remember for his sacrifice**

© Copyright 2000 James Bowie - All Rights Reserved
Compgirl
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since 02-19-2000
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1 posted 02-20-2000 12:46 AM       View Profile for Compgirl   Email Compgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Compgirl

It may be hard to understand at times but God does have a plan. Hate is not the answere, it is prayer.
Chris Goodman
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since 01-28-2000
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2 posted 02-20-2000 12:51 AM       View Profile for Chris Goodman   Email Chris Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chris Goodman

That is awful.  Unfortunately there are really reckless people in the world & you can't blame "God" for this, but the blame must fall on the idiot that hit the uncle.  Human beings are so hasty to blame everyone (especially God) except themselves.  The fact is we don't live in a spirtual realm & humans are very self centered and materialistic.  Very sad poem.
Chris

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Munda
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3 posted 02-20-2000 11:42 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Some people care for nothing more than teirselves and their "things". It's aweful, but true. I feel sorry for them, but more for the onces being a victim of this.
Nan
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People can certainly be crass, can't they?
There's something to be said for hermitage...
 
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