25% off iPhone Cases, Samsung Cases & iPhone Wallets. Use ONTHECASE25 at checkout.

3.36am Screaming

3.36am Screaming

3.36 in the morning
And the Air Ambulance wakes me
The thrusting of the air sad warning
Of what the carnage must be

Saturday night partying
More road kill for the mourning
Drunks on the road playing
The Reaper again grinning

The helicopters’ blades
Rip through the air
A body screams bleeds
The road kill everywhere

Who will the next dead be
Racing on the Highway like a Grand Prix

3.36 and the Air Ambulance wakes me
No need to ask why it is there
A car slid from the road and hits a tree
Or a taxi driver killed over the fare

Saturday night partying
More road kill while out drinking
Another family left waiting
Speeds’ thrill soon another killing

Senseless waste of another life
A body shattered and bleeding
The tears of a widowed wife
Memories all that is left from the wedding

Who will the next dead be
Left a paraplegic or an amputee

3.36 and the Air Ambulance wakes me
Torn awake from my peaceful sleep
Cold shiver of my own screaming memory
The noise stops as my eyes weep

Saturday night street racing
Sunday morning left weeping
The young hearts left facing
A best friend left maimed left dying

The helicopters’ rotas cut through the air
Like the sound of flesh tearing
Blood spilt and splattered everywhere
Speed and alcohol kill no-one listening

3.36 am and death suddenly wakes me
Which of my family or friends will this one be?

4.37am Australian EDST 21st March 2010
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

3.36am Screaming

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 2

Artist's Description

The Air Ambulance woke me at 3.36am this morning. Sunday morning. More than likely the result of a road accident.
23rd January 1975, I saw the driver of a car I was in have his right arm ripped off at the shoulder. I had my left arm severed to the bone and nearly bleed to death.
Why are motor vehicles allowed to be made, licensed and registered for the road, when they can exceed the speed limit by 2 or 3 times. Why do manufacturers advertise them as if they are racing cars..

Count the dead

P.S. News reports today, Monday, have it as a stabbing, when males stepped into brake up a fight between two female, in the park. One male in hospital with severe stab wounds. One 19 year old male in jail.

Artwork Comments

  • Trenchtownrock
  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.