September 22, 2012 It’s the Truth: Tuesday Tryouts



Just a Boy

Driving the back roads

Of east Texas

I passed a boy

Walking on the road

Eyes black

Face swollen

My partner said

“He’s been beaten”

We did nothing

In silence

We traveled on

The image of this boy

Returns to me

Was there something I could have done

What happened to that boy

Who had suffered what

No boy should have


*Note:  I was in a town I did not know.  And really didn’t know what to do, but have always wished I could have done something?