Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 348 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Footsteps Behind Us - Poem by Buxton Shippy

Footsteps behind us
Were approaching nearer;
Benji did not look back,
He ran.

A voice inside me said:
'Don't run, just quicken your pace'.
Like an oven, my stomach burned
When a hand gripped my shoulder.
Briskly, I turned around,
Punched him with an upper-cut,
Placed my right knee in his groin;
He hit the ground with a muttered groan.

Found out later,
It was the serial killer
The police was after.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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