A Petition

Focused on my son

Swimming diving splashing playing

A split second of eternity 

Gently turned my head

To see her armbands 

Discarded on the tiles 

With golden hair submerged below deep

Cold cruel waters 

I was too far 


My silent scream petitioned heavens and earth 

An angel

Any, one, many, please!

In slow motion

I started to move 

I managed 

I reached her 

I saved her 

It was not me –

An angel turned my head 

An angel heard my cry.


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