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I Chose To Look The Other Way


I could have saved a life that day,

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 him wrong, he might get sore.

The chances didn't seem that bad,

I've done it too, he knew I had.

So I shook my head and walked on by,

he knew the risks as well as I.

He took the chance, I closed an eye,

and with that act I let him die.

I could have saved a life that day,

but I chose to look the other way.

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 need to share.

If you see a risk that others take,

that puts their life or health at stake,

The question asked, or thing you say,

could help them live another day.

If you see a risk and walk away,

then I hope you never have to say,

I could have saved a life that day,

but I chose to walk the other way.
---Author Unknown     
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