Car Crash

December 30, 2008
By Cassandra Duncanson, Worcester, MA

I.

At first it’s obsession,
wondering about every motion,
obsessing over the smallest details:
yours,
mine;

his,

hers.

II.

It grows comforting,
movements of the mind and body:
familiar
laughter
when an imprint of the bed is visible

from waiting for your voice.

III.

Boldness:

routine
heart-pounding:

beating beneath the breast


doesn’t stop



not for sleep

IIII.

In an instant,

car crash,
things change

VI.

What once was warm,


lovely
grows cold, (back)



bitter,



resentful;
no matter that gracing smile

when a kiss is played in my mind.

VII.

Though long ago
memories aren’t erased

not forgotten
though

when they hurt again
we wish to forget


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on Nov. 18 2011 at 12:37 pm
ThroughTheseEyes GOLD, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and i would rather be absolutely ridiculous, then absolutely boring"

goosebumps.. :)

on Apr. 22 2009 at 10:25 pm
GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
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double check your Roman numerals...

on Apr. 16 2009 at 4:10 am
jennnnnnn BRONZE, Irvine, California
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wow, this is really powerful. i really like the use of spacing and how you divided it up. thanks for sharing (:

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on Apr. 8 2009 at 1:03 am
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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that's definitely true; when i remember, there are some things that I just wish I could block out... xxtearsxofxlunaxx, how exactly did this make you happy?



but if sad poems make u happy, i'm kinda curious what you would say about mine - i agree with most of your comments on past poetry, and want to know what you'd say about my poem: TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/91407/A-Lonely-Rain/. enjoy!

on Apr. 7 2009 at 7:23 pm
Rachel Black BRONZE, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Ohh!

I really really like this one.

Especially the way that it is formed, and such.

It was VERY nicely done. =]

on Mar. 29 2009 at 2:36 am
xXTearsxOfxLunaXx BRONZE, Longmont, Colorado
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Spunky poem! It made me feel all happy inside!!!

AnnieLee said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 7:41 am
This poem was awsome, i loved how you captrued the feeling of memory. i loved the quick clear cut way you wrote the words, it gave it a very raw feel to it. this is very good poem, nice job




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