Saturday, November 29, 2014

Two Boys Saved by Police In Newburgh

Too often lost in the rancor and bitterness of police shootings of unarmed men
Is that the thin Blue Line puts its members’ lives on the line again and again
If not so threatened they also rise to the occasion to protect and serve
Sometimes with or without the accolades and gratitude they deserve
Case in point occurred on early Thanksgiving morn at around 2:00 a.m.
In the town of Newburgh where Mother Nature a six inch snow fall had just condemned
But boys will be boys and what better to way to celebrate the fresh snow
But rather outside to do what boys do best  to a site for a snow fort to go
They never returned and the police were called who started a search in the freezing cold
While a distraught mother could feel the chill of desperation begin to enfold
Combing the neighborhood most likely wet and chilled themselves two officers had the sense the boys were near
But with each passing minute their deaths was a growing fear
Officer Rola a seven year vet saw a shovel in the snow and faint small foot prints near  in a snow bank 8 feet high
Like a man possessed he began to dig hoping against all hope that if the boys were buried they had not died
One shovel was not enough and soon there were 10 neighbors roused from their beds
Digging like madmen to bring to the site not the coroner but rescue instead
Finally a boot attached to a foot that twitched and moved
Quickly more shovelfuls and from their icy tomb two boys alive were removed
An air pocket formed when a snow plow collapsed their fort kept them alive
And quick thinking a hunch by two officers enabled them to survive
Along with neighbors coming out into the wintery night
A great example about what this nation can do right
© November 29, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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