I'm sorry I couldn't save you.
I was only a child, scared of reality and pain.
You were right there. Yearning and yelling for help.
And I hid.
I fled for my life, while you...you were strong and willfull.
I look up to you. My secret hero..
Seeing your body fall to the ground. Your eyes watching me from beneath the car.
May you rest in peace, sir. For you gave me courage I never had.
*Yes, this is based on personal experience. This poem is dedicated to a man..a stranger whom I saw get shot and killed right before my eyes.