Treasure Island

Benjamin Michael Clark

(06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)

The Last Day I Prayed


After I saw
A picture of
A child missing

On a flood-light
Pole-
I thought to myself,

'There's something else missing'

& I remembered that I had
Prayed that day

& I remembered that I had
Done the laundry

& Then, while
Walking down the
Same street

I saw her-
I saw the child

& I saw a car coming
As she crossed the street
My way-

& I put my hand out to warn
Her-

When, suddenly-
The car hit her-

& That was the last
Day I prayed-

For, A man like
Me ought to be brave-

People have bigger problems
Yeah, I'm okay

Submitted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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A conversation with a friend of mine inspired me to write this poem.

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  • Danny Draper (4/23/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    A good write, being brave and trusting oneself and ones fellow humans is in reality the here and now and involves no wishful thinking. Courage always to proceed alone. (Report) Reply

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