A Young Man's Memorial

I saw a young man die tonight
His lifeblood puddled on the road
His body ripped and torn...shattered
A victim of a hit and run
Man's inhumanity to man
How could someone just run him down
And then leave him there; all alone
Bleeding, barely clinging to life
All broken and battered and cold
Good Samaritans stopped to help
I was just one of several
I tried to give the breath of life
Another tried to pump his heart
But his young life just slipped away
Could we have done more; I don't know
It feels like we should have; but what
We tried our best, but still we failed
And on that dark, lonely road
I saw a young man die tonight

Terri Lyn Stanfield

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