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Ten Seconds

After the first crash,
In the car we got back in to,
Not one of us predicted
That it would soon be deja vu

Ten seconds....

I stare out the rear window
Paranoid from head to toe

Watch other cars change lane
Avoiding what could be the same

A question in the night
"Are we even allowed to drive?"

Quick response but unsure if right
"Yes, as long as we have hazard lights."

Smart and attentive ones switch
The road straight behind now is black as pitch

Cautiously still staring out the back

I can sense something's off track

An angry voice next to me screams
"Why the hell is she not stopping?!"

Blinding lights blur my sight
I grab on the nearest thing and close me eyes

BANG! The sound of speeding crashes
The background echoes numerous bashes

This turns to a six car collision
But everyone's safe, unlike in my vision

In ten seconds
A life can end
But in my ten seconds,
Miracles happened

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Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Great poem. Very unique and well written. I'm glad you were all okay!
God bless,
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