Daddy-O à Go-Go (rpkrajewski) wrote,
Daddy-O à Go-Go
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It's Safety First Around Here !

I think this poem that appeared in a company-wide email I just got is supposed to encourage us to be safety-minded, but I think it's just a bit too grim a guilt trip to be effective.

I COULD HAVE SAVED A
LIFE TODAY


I could have saved a life that day,
But 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 it wrong, he might get sore,
The chances didn’t seem that bad,
I’ve done the same, 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 my 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 health or life at stake, The question asked, or thing you say,
Could help them live another day,
If you see a risk and walk away,
Then hope you never have to say,
I could have saved a life that day,
But I chose to look the other way.

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