dansalinger Posted July 1, 2013 Share Posted July 1, 2013 The man had lost a son before. He drown in a terrible accident in a man made lake that had no signs warning of the danger. His young body pulled from the lake lifeless and limp. His water logged lungs refusing the air so desperately offered by a benevolent stranger. The next few years were stark and sad. The anger, the pain, the sorrow and grief, but mostly the guilt of mom and dad. The brother was stoic and buried the pain, but how many teens could shoulder such strain. The parents swooped in protecting their cub, keeping him safe from the world trying to give him the snub. Whatever he did, it was never his fault. Instead of facing his problems they taught him to run. The world has color but they see it as grey, for the rest of his life it’s he against they. When he had too much to drink and got into the car, it didn’t take long and he didn’t get far. He blew past a stop sign and into a tree, then called up his dad and said, "come and get me." He fled from the scene before the police could arrive so they couldn’t see he was too drunk to drive. What did Daddy do? He said I’ll protect you and he got him a lawyer. When he was charged with hit and run, a thing that he’d most certainly done, what does Daddy do? He tells him to lie. When the evidence doesn’t fit the lies, what does Daddy do? He cries conspiracy. The neighbors, the police, the district attorney and public defender. All joining forces to see that little Payton gets convicted of a crime he surely did commit. And cry he did, to his new lawyer, who obviously wasn’t doing his job. And when he was done all the bridges were burned. But most tragically, not a damn thing was learned. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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