Treasure Island

Walterrean Salley

(Savannah, Ga)

A Compelling Sacrifice


In the instant whirling
Of a tornado,
A father throws himself
Upon a child,
To protect him from
A falling tree.
The child lives,
But the young father dies.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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  • Joseph Anderson (9/20/2012 1:35:00 PM)

    Though brief and tragic this shows the power of love. Wit great brevity, you say so much-sad
    and memorable- this happens so often (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (3/8/2012 10:27:00 AM)

    THE POEM CALM MY MIND AND GIVES A PLEASURE TO MY SOUL………………………………….

    THIS IS REALLY GREAT, YOU R TOO MUCH TALENTED, THE WAY YOU PENNED THE POEM IS REALLY PRAISE WORTHY, WELL WORDED, A WELL CRAFTED POEM INDEED, I LIKE THE POEM AS YOU LIKE IT. PLEASE READ MY POEM, I WANT TO DIE’’ (Report) Reply

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