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Life Before My Eyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   As the night rain dies down, pools of water are invisible

to the eye.

Riding on the water, the wheels suddenly shift off the road.

In view, a telephone pole, and as the tires move closer

and closer, my heart is beating faster and faster.

A waste of life seems imminent,

Unbearable horror overcomes all sensations.

Silence, fear, and terror of dying is everywhere.

The only noise I hear is a horn from another car.

Quickly desperately, putting foot to brake, the car

whirls into a sideways skid and stops.

Breathless, I pull off the road to check the tires.

With shock, I thank my guardian angel (Grandmother)

that I am still alive.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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