The Horrible Accident

The Horrible Accident

A Poem by Randy Johnson

When I fired my gun at a criminal, I accidentally shot an innocent bystander. 
I made a horrible mistake, I was supposed to shoot someone else than her. 
The person who I accidentally shot was only eighteen years old and I killed her. 
The guilt I feel is too much to bear and I resigned, I'm no longer a police officer. 
When I shot and killed that girl, it was a horrible accident, I did not mean to do it. 
Even though the police academy trained me not to make such a mistake, I blew it. 
I shed tears every single day because I feel remorse. 
My wife can't take it anymore, she's getting a divorce. 
My wife constantly told me to get over it but she was beating a dead horse. 
I ruined my life, I've lost my wife and I had to resign from the police force. 
When I accidentally shot and killed that girl, it was a tragic thing to do. 
If you're a cop, I pray that what happened to me doesn't happen to you.

© 2022 Randy Johnson

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Added on December 9, 2022
Last Updated on December 9, 2022
Tags: Accident, Death, Fiction, Sad, Tragedy


Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson


I was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on August 20, 1971. I've lived in East Tennessee since 1973. My hobbies are writing and drawing. more..