Only A Mile

September 27, 2010
Custom User Avatar
More by this author
I don't remember how it felt
To see the cards that I'd been dealt
To know my life was shrouded in pain
Not to expect sunshine among the rain.
I don't remember the words I used
To tell myself the truth I refused
I can't even say that I knew where I'd been
When all that I loved was gone, was taken
But I'll always remember the look on their faces
When they were taken from earth and sent to better places.
All those times when I thought life was perfect
I look back on that day and ask if it was worth it
My entire family stripped away in one crash
Me, the only survivor, left lying in their ash.
If I could choose between my life and theirs
There'd be no doubt, no need to share
For this life I have means nothing to me
Without my mom, my dad, and my sister just three.
So take away freedom and beauty and smiles
Take away memories and walking down aisles.
Nothing is sacred and nothing's worth while
When three lives were taken in only a mile

Join the Discussion

This article has 3 comments. Post your own now!

hanging_girl_666 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm
I have simular memories. Thank you for writing this. Makes me feel not alone. Your  greatly talented. >< See my poetry mabye?
fearlesslybeyourselff said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 5:25 pm
you have an amazing talent...and i know they love this. Your way of putting evrything is amazing and im so sorry, stay strong friend, stay strong.
jessharmony24 said...
Nov. 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm
This is amazing writing. and incredibly sad :(
Site Feedback