Former EMT's poem about infant's death goes viral

Watch video of 'Deceit & I' by spoken word artist R.J. Walker

SALT LAKE CITY — In the poem, "Deceit & I," spoken word artist and former EMT R.J. Walker describes responding to an infant in cardiac arrest.

"But deceit and I started getting really serious back in my ambulance days when we worked together," said Walker as he begins to describe the one-room trailer, the blue and cold baby, the child's parents, and the explanation he gave them for the child's death. 

Walker was an EMT for five years. He is now a writer, spoken word poet and event emcee. Visit to learn more.


'Deceit and I' by RJ Walker
  1. Tags
  2. Cardiac arrest
  3. EMS Advocacy
  4. EMS Art
  5. Fatal Incidents
  6. Infant

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