louis rams

Gold Star - 6,438 Points (09/13/1943 / new york city)

School Crossing Guard - Poem by louis rams

never in my life could i foresee
that a school crossing guard
would be a life for me.
but looking into my grandchild's eyes
i knew it was a must
for in me he put his trust.

then i heard of a child who died today
' oh so young' to be taken away.
the parents and family in total grief
with no signs of any relief.

the child had gone out to play
and the ball just slipped away.
without looking she ran to the street.
the driver saw the ball and then the feet.
tried to swerve from the child
but was traveling at forty miles.

the child never got to see the car
or hear the screeching of the tires.
for death has no sound
it just comes and takes you down.

that was when i knew
that a scg was what i must do.
now i like so many others
stand on a street corner
helping to keep the law and order.


Comments about School Crossing Guard by louis rams

  • (2/4/2010 3:51:00 AM)


    Each one of us are resposible for whatever happens around us(directly or indirectly) . Expressive one. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/3/2010 8:54:00 PM)


    a very responsible write on a day to day incident throughout the world...in india we have speed breakers near every school....volunteers to help out the children cross the road...at 40 miles an hour it definitely difficult to control (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 3, 2010


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