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 Category:  General Fiction
  Posted: September 11, 2019      Views: 85

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PATTY PALMER 

I've been writing poetry for several years now. Some are serious. Some are funny. Some are of a Christian faith. I pride myself in being able to write a poem about almost anything. Give me a subject and I'll give you a poem. It takes m - more...

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Burying a Child
"Listen!" by Patty Palmer



It isn't supposed to happen this way! Nobody should have to bury a child! But here I am doing exactly that! I told him motorcycles were dangerous. Why didn't he listen? I told him to wear a helmet. God, why didn't he listen? No! Don't put him in the ground! LISTEN!!

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It's overwhelming to have to bury your child. Especially when it could have been prevented! If I would have said no when he asked about the motorcycle in the first place! I should have paid more attention to how well he could ride it before I let him take it out all on his own. I should have been there to make sure he put that damn helmet on his head and tell him to keep it there! I let my child die because I wasn't listening either.

***FOOTNOTE*** I need to apologize for this poem. The contest was
called FLASH FICTION which means it wouldn't be true. So I wrote this poem, making it up. I honestly didn't think anyone would take it as true. I started getting a few condolences and I wasn't sure how to respond. So, I let it go. Then I kept getting condolences and I started feeling guilty that I probably should have put it in these notes. After so many condolences I was hesitant to put up a note because I didn't want anyone to feel embarrassed that they had offered support. The longer this goes on the worse I felt. I'm so sorry. I felt I had to make this right before it got any further. Patty


























































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