Larry Schreckengost

Gold Star - 5,418 Points (1958 / Canton, Ohio)

The Man With Sand - Poem by Larry Schreckengost

Out for a midday walk
A mother and child talk
Along highway 66 they skip
When the child has a horrific trip

Cars are crashing left and right
Shocked, I witnessed this disturbing sight
All knew his sprint would be too far
The child will be killed by a motor car

All except the man with sand
His outstretched hand
And a selfless plan

Now the mother screams
Save my daughter from that machine
On bended knee, with a mighty heave
His goal achieved
The child retrieved

Covered with a shroud
Laying near the gathering crowd
A man with sand
And selfless plan

Topic(s) of this poem: heroes, heroic

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 1, 2019

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