Why Six? Part Two

September 20, 2010

Categories: 1970s, Staggers Jeans, teen car accidents, teen driving

By the time I was a teen I’d moved away from the shrine to a lost boy
and the sad droop of his mother’s shoulders
to the leafy green suburbs of the east.
It was a busy time of life.

Staggers jeans
and in amongst all that stuff
two young men,
second cousins by marriage,
added to the stats of those injured in teen accidents.
Both accidents on country roads.
One boy left by his mates, who thought him dead.
Both with brain injuries.
Two warnings. Take care.
But there was so much to do.
So we wept and reflected and
let life’s current sweep us along .
It was sad, but things like that happened to other people.
Bad things only happened to other people when you’re a teen.
If you were lucky.

2 Responses to “Why Six? Part Two”

  1. Robyn Bavati says:

    Great poem! Simple and true.

  2. karen tayleur says:

    Hey Robyn, never thought of it as a poem! Guess life is a poem really…

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