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I stepped out into the pubs courtyard, the cold slapped my face and I buried myself further into my coat

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Introduction

I stepped out into the pubs courtyard, the cold slapped my face and I buried myself further into my coat nestling in its comforting warmth. I lit and inhaled the nicotine that would one day want repaying for the time lent to me in offering a relaxing release from the everyday chaos that was my life. I looked around the all too familiar courtyard that I had come to pull in at every Friday after work. I shuffled to keep my feet operative as I felt the cold slither underneath my worn socks and threaten my toes. That?s when I notice him. I squinted as though trying to zoom in on the man. He was mid-forties I reckon; he was short and rather rounded.it was then I recognized him from around town, he was an alcoholic, he came into the newsagent across the road from my flat frequently. ...read more.

Middle

But as I stepped to the gates enclosing the edge of the pub I realised that something was wrong since the few minutes since the nicotine had first reached my taste buds, the man who had been standing,(if you could call it that more like staggering ) was now holding his shoulder , crumpled over and grimacing in pain. Urging my muscles to work from the sleep they had been lulled into by the cold, they began tingling as they woke. I jumped the fence and forced my legs to move in a fast jog to the man who was leaning against a telephone box. As I reached him I began to see close up the wrinkled forehead that creased in pain, the sweat from the drunken night and the fresh beads on his brow appearing from the new seizing pain that had suffocated him. ...read more.

Conclusion

I was so frustrated, I couldn?t think. By now the man?s wails had been reduced to gurgles. The sirens arrived and the crowd were hindering the ambulance team because they were cramped together the men had to select a path in which to worm their way through. Moments passing by felt like fifteen times longer. I held my breath and stood there, I had never felt so pathetic and useless till then, as I watched on at this stranger being to undergo defibrillation. They hadn?t been able to save him, suspected heart attack, combination of stress and alcohol is the supposed predominant cause. I sank to my knees as the ambulance drove the lifeless body of the addicted man away. In a haze I limped back the pub. As I reached the entrance I saw the bin, reaching into to my pocket I felt the all too familiar plastic packet, i grabbed the packet of cigarettes and threw them in the bin with disgust. ...read more.

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