Not too cool to die
To the Greensburg Salem Middle School boys I've watched climbing the railroad-tracks side of the chain-link fence on Greensburg's Main Street Bridge: You are going to die if you fall.
Yes, I yelled at you to get off the bridge on Jan. 29. Then, your friends laughed at me, cursed me and mocked me as you sauntered down the street, not five minutes after the close of school. Five minutes after leaving your school, and you could have been dead.
The chain-link fence is on the bridge for a reason — to keep you away from the 80-foot drop to the railroad tracks below. But I guess you are too cool to listen or care — too cool to die. Yeah, right. Dead is dead. You won't be going home to Mommy and Daddy, or your sisters and brothers, after a fall like that.
So, for my sake, for having the image of you holding on for dear life while your friends cheer you on, think about death — just for a few moments. Will you be the one to fall from the Main Street Bridge fence and die?
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