The Good Samaritan ~ A True Story


The Good Samaritan

She heard a din across the way
and acted without thought...
had no inkling what a web
was lurking there, unsought.

She was drawn, by decency,
to offer up her aid...
but, ended up the victim of
a misconstrued charade.

There was a fight out in the yard
her only aim assistance...
but, when she tried to intervene...
she met with great resistance.

Threats were thrown with punches
so she thought to call the law...
and what ensued would find her butt
locked up, in quite a yaw!

She reached into her pocket for
the cell phone that was there,
to find herself in handcuffs...
with no weapon to declare.

They claimed she pulled a gun that night,
in fact, it was a phone...
though evidence was absent...
the cops insisted she atone.

She'd never been arrested
before that fateful night...
but being the good samaritan
led her to jail, stage right...

Eventually the charges dropped,
and then, the case dismissed...
but not before she went to jail
for just trying to assist!

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Comments 11 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Hello No clue,

Sad story isn't it? Great poem!..Thanks for sharing..You hear so many who try to help but get hurt by doing so..

Take care,


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Sunnie Day, thank you, as always for your awesome comments! It is enough to give even the most well-meaning heart pause...

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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Very powerful write,No_Clue.This is one of the reasons people don't want to get involved! Sad but true. Great job!Have to push all the buttons on this one,my friend!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

What makes it powerful is the veracity of this story, is sad but true, that good intentions are not always rewarded...or appreciated, for that matter. Thank you for your read, comment, and votes!

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

No_Clue your interplay with words are like a silk spool that weave a magical silk quilt. I find so much meaning behind your words always. And I hope this person wasn't you!!!!

smiles :)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

bella, you always perk me up with yous sweet comments! It was not me but a friend of mine...who was traumatized by a trip to the jail for pulling a phone! Thank you, and hugs!

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Once again, our special No_ gets us both an all important narrative all dressed up in a sweet little poem...

It seems especially prudent nowadays, but that said, we can still be of some help to others, hopefully, while being especially cautious doing so, no matter cops or con men (or worse)...

Luv ya Ms. M'...

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well written! Up and awesome.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Many thanks as always, WillStarr. I appreciate you!

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

I remember once hearing of how a man was killed when he went to the rescue of a woman being slapped by her partner outside a pub. The rescuer was killed by the woman he went to rescue. Sometimes our help is not only unwelcome but an interference. We make judgements based on our own values and then expect sympathy when we impose them on others who do not share those same values. Once again you show how our belief about something can so violently crash against another's reality. Well done.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Spirit Whisperer, you are so right! It's a fine line, sometimes...I appreciate your visit, as always, and your thoughtful comment! Hugs!

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