I was given this poem in early 2000
by a friend and I liked it.
So I have added it to my site,
the Auther is Unknown.

I Chose to look the other way



I could have saved a life today

But I chose to look the other way

It wasn't that I didn't care

I had the time, and I was there

But I didn't want to seem a fool

Or argue over a safety rule

I knew he'd done the job before

If I called it wrong, he might be soare

The chances didn't seem that bad

I've done the same; he knew I had

So I shook my head and walked on by

He knew the risks as well as I did

He took the chance: I closed my eyes

And with that act, I let him die

Now every time I see his wife

I'll know I should have saved his life

That guilt is something I must bear

But it isn't something you have to share

If you see the risk that others tak

That put's their health or life at stake

The question asked or something you say

Could help them live another day

If you see the risk and walk away

Then hope you never have to say

I could have saved a life today

But chose to look the other way




Auther Unknown


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