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poetry by j matthew waters

little sunday school riders


they said nobody got hurt
when the madman driving
the sunday school bus painted blue
loaded with dozens of inner city children
went belly up in two feet of snow
somewhere along highway 13

inside the old bus without seat belts
nearly all the little ones were improperly
dressed for the outside conditions
and when the madman
lost all control of the vessel
everyone inside stumbled and tumbled
on top of each other
screaming for the almighty himself
to appear out of nowhere and save them

notwithstanding a little frost bite
it was a miracle nobody got hurt


february two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “little sunday school riders

  1. Wow, this is a miracle to be truly grateful for, John…I still wonder why there are no seat belts in school buses…maybe more liability of getting stuck in them? I’ve heard similar stories but somehow I think they’re more beneficial than harmful. Powerful poem…

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