Saturday, August 3, 2013

Old Folks Sitting on a Railroad Track

The young man saw a Pontiac Bonneville
stopped on a railroad track
with all the heroism packed into youth

he flew toward danger and gave a push
saving the riders inside; two old folks
age seventy-six and eighty-five.

They said they were incredibly lucky
should have gotten out but they froze
fortunate now to be alive.

While the young man was adulated
recognized for his fearlessness
getting invited to interviews,
talk shows, and speaking events,

the old folks let out a sigh
they had planned to exit this world
to end their pain and suffering
but they can’t tell a soul, 

it would take away from the young man’s
glory, but they will try again
when no one is around to save them. 

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