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by Toris Okotie

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

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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!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/12/2003
(((toris)))

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,

karla.

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
Toris...

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

William
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.
PJ
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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