Car Crash

By
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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ThroughTheseEyes said...
Nov. 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm
goosebumps.. :)
 
Victoria26 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm
double check your Roman numerals...
 
Jennifer R. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 16, 2009 at 4:10 am
wow, this is really powerful. i really like the use of spacing and how you divided it up. thanks for sharing (:
 
EdytD said...
Apr. 8, 2009 at 1:03 am
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!
 
Rachel B. said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm
Ohh!
I really really like this one.
Especially the way that it is formed, and such.
It was VERY nicely done. =]
 
Lily B. said...
Mar. 29, 2009 at 2:36 am
Spunky poem! It made me feel all happy inside!!!
 
AnnieLee said...
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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