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This is an event I witnessed some few days ago. ENJOY!



It was seven past the hour

When I swing my tired legs front and back

Counting each bricks at the side walk

Although not fully knowing what the numbers are


I had only walked three miles

When the sun sank on my skin

Given way to dripping water from my head

Even though it was a dry and thirsty day


On the third block to my home

A car came speeding down the narrow way

Exploding the volume of its speaker

Despite this, I kept dragging myself home


I was only a few feet from the white jeep

When it came crashing on a fairly new van

It was loud, the collision turn my head to the scene

Only to realize I had just witnessed a Smash down


I stood in shock with my legs glued to the ground

For a moment, there was silence

And then I saw people from all angles and homes

Running towards the accident in haste

Some murmuring and other screaming for help


After a while, the drivers came out of the cars

With blood dripping off their heads

And to my greatest surprise, they started fighting

“It was your fault, it was your fault,” they screamed at each other

And I, a eye witness could only watch from a distance


The horns were honking, cars giving way

As the cops and firefighters makes their way through

They took notes and began asking question form witnesses

But I, knowing what had happen walked away without a comment


Why? I asked myself later on

But between the drivers and me

We knew that is was both their fault

And I walked away, knowing that they were safe.

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Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/12/2003
You have done such wonderful work on this Toris...I too think you perhaps did the better thing!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/12/2003

just be thankful it wasn't worse

why do people have to argue? it's your fault, it's your fault, instead of owning up to responsibility

(((HUGS))) and love,


a friend of mine was at a stop light, some kid ran into her rear, scraped his car around her, and she got mad...she chased him down and made him stop. she asked him what he was doing, and he said that SHE ran into HIM!! the back and side of her car is damaged, and the front of his is damaged...and she hit HIM??? crazy!!
Reviewed by Trixie Love 8/12/2003
Very intresting write

Great job...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/12/2003
Excellent narrative Toris, and if both were at fault , there was nothing else for you to do!Super writing!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/12/2003
being in several accidents myself, i can definitely relate to this write. thank GOD i wasn't hurt, but boy, it sure raised my insurance rates! :( (don't have a car now; am scared to drive, and besides i can't afford one. instead the car i have now is my crutch! LOL) good write, toris; glad you are back! :) (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/12/2003
An awesome write Toris
enjoyed much

Reviewed by Dale Clark 8/12/2003
Great write and well told!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/12/2003
It is excellent to read you again Toris. Excellent message in this one.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/12/2003
When you know the people are safe and they are both at fault, I think I would of done the same thing. Great poem.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/12/2003
Toris, excellent write. I think just that one time I probably would have walked away also.
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 8/12/2003
this is very well writen. great work

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