Sometimes, I Could Just Cry…

 

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Sometimes, I can barely stand it anymore

How people sacrifice humanity

 – Their humanity –

On the altar of

Convenience, speed,

Distraction, carelessness,

And sometimes money.

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Today in the city

I saw a goose crossing the road.

.

Geese mate for life!

His/her mate stood on the side of the road

And hollered…

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I braked.

The driver in the lane next to mine braked,

The drivers behind us braked,

I tapped the horn a bit

And the goose ran to its mate.

Safe!

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Later, I meant to take a walk

Around the pond where the geese hang out.

From far I saw

A goose lying on the road

Hurt

Unable to get up

Helplessly flopping

Obviously hit by a car

With his/her mate

Standing on the road side

Helpless, and

Crying.

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I can’t believe that some idiot

Couldn’t be bothered to brake

Near the pond

Where the geese live!

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Now traffic parted

Around the hurting, helpless goose.

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I turned around and ran away,

Crying!

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