THE DAY I STOPPED TRAFFIC

a poem by Gail P. Kay, Australia - poetry writer, author, poet

It was a cold day in august that year
The sun was shining, the day so clear.
I lay there thinking what a wonderful day
'Nothing seems broken', I heard myself say
Then aunt Rose’s voice hit my ear
'Get up girl you can’t just lie here!'
I would if I could my dear old aunt
But the fact of the matter is I just can’t!

My feet somehow had got a mind of their own
And before I knew it my decorum had gone
As I slipped and landed flat out on the street there
With cars banked at lights the drivers did stare.

Not one got out of his comfy seat
To help this old girl back onto her feet.
But I didn’t mind I have to say
Because I was laughing too much anyway!

And all I could think, I must confess
Is thank goodness I’m wearing a fairly long dress
Not a thing out of place as I lay there and laughed
Til the cars started moving with me in their path!

I was up like an athlete and back on the curb
Before aunty could get out another word.
Not a bone broken not even a bruise to show
For the day I fell flat out in the street you know.

Because there is not a shred of doubt in my mind
God sent angels to catch me, isn’t He kind!
And years later I still find myself smiling
at the day I stopped traffic without even trying!

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