sos
Some barely exist in a cardboard box;
On a street corner, others hold signs. 
Sad eyes cry out for help. Do you stop?

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Written by Loyd Taylor, June 2009

An Acrostic poem 


Author's notes: SOS is the commonly used description for the international Morse code distress signal. This distress signal was first adopted by the German government in radio regulations effective April 1, 1905, and became the worldwide standard under the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention, which was signed on November 3, 1906 and became effective on July 1, 1908. SOS remained the maritime radio distress signal until 1999, when it was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress Safety System. SOS is still recognized as a visual distress signal. 
In popular usage, SOS became associated with phrases such as "Save Our Seamen", "Save our Ship", "Survivors On Shore" or "Save Our Souls". These were a later development, most likely used to help remember the correct letters (something known as a backronym). Taken from the Wikimedia Free Encyclopedia 

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