Did the girl fall or was she pushed the question
from the motorway bridge
as fast-moving traffic was brought to a halt
nearly creating a crash
she was hit by several speeding motor cars
above millions of blinking stars!
Police closed three lanes they needed answers
attending such scenes too often
so young it was a waste of another teenage life
witnesses said they’d seen a group
on the bridge before darkness had closed in
now the investigation must begin!
Ambulance crews respectfully removed the girl
when forensics had finished its tasks
each felt deeply these incidents were cruel
an unavoidable part of their duties
a microscopic search was then undertaken
to be sure evidence was not mistaken!
Miles of traffic tailed back into the distance
diversions were put into place
as the daunting task to clear the scene went on
people could only observe
hours passed before the main road was cleared
those at the rear loudly cheered!
Investigations eventually concluded it was suicide
the girl was only seventeen
in our society it has become a too common situation
as the young find pressures hard
too often scared or ashamed to seek the help required
another young life expired!
Sad so many teenagers their spark extinguished forever!
The Foureyed Poet