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Shoeshine Boy
by Sandra Martyres
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  As the speeding train passed by
There was a sharp shrill cry
Followed by a morbid silence
A young man was found
His head facing the ground
With a bleeding eye and a fractured nose
Broken spectacles and torn clothes
A pathetic sight he was

Fellow passengers merely walked by
Leaving him alone perhaps to die
People passed around him
As if they did not see him
Focusing instead on a fallen tree
Sadly, his condition did not inspire them
Basic human kindness did not stir them
To lend a helping hand to the injured man

Hope came in from an unexpected quarter
A young shoe shine boy seeing him
Let out a loud cry and rushed to a call box
With the speed of a wily little fox
And soon there was an ambulance hooting
With a medical team to the rescue
The young man missed a date with fate
Thanks to a kind hearted shoe shine boy
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June 28, 2009
More By: Sandra Martyres
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