I Was Too Bold

I am forced to wipe the tears from the floor,
But they still keep coming and there are more.
The steel bars keep me enclosed behind these walls,
I honestly am innocent, yet nobody hears my calls.
My story begins when I was only fifteen years old,
I was strong, nosey, and for lack of words very bold.
There was a party for teenagers and I was passing by,
Walking home from a game when someone questioned why.
The safe thing to do was to have just walked away,
Being bold I made the mistake to listen and to stay.
The smoke and drinks made people not be themselves,
The fight started late about half past the hour twelve.
Then a gun shot fired and down fell someone’s son,
Everybody ran from the party because over was the fun.
I ran back to see if I could help the bleeding boy,
As I picked the gun up and realized it was not a toy.
Trying despartely to stop the flowing blood I waited,
As the ambulance medics came and soon had him sediated.
The police picked up evidence and then questioned me,
Didn’t believe my story and I haven’t since been free.

Oscar Elizondo
Copyright ©2008 OscarElizondo

I Was Too Bold

oscarelizondo

Harlingen, United States

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This poem is something we should warn teenagers about before they get in trouble.
Crime doesn’t pay, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time doesn’t make you guilty like this young teen that gets put in jail.

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