The Lucky Ones

October 30, 2010
By Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments

"We're the lucky ones," he says to me,
As he takes my hand and leads me away,
But I can tell it's hard for him to say,
I look around franticly,
At all of the smoke billowing,

The air is still,
And the only thing I hear,
Is a low ringing in my ears,
I follow him closely, trying not to trip,
My heart feels like it's been ripped,

Once we're far away,
He turns to me and caresses my face,
Slowly, my hearing returns,
And I hear his words,
"We're the lucky ones."

There are sirens in the distance,
They've missed it,
I taste salt on my lips,
And realize I am crying,
My stomach feels like it's flying,

We stare towards the wreck,
The trucks arrive with medics,
Will there be anyone to save?
Perhaps today,
Someone else will be lucky,

He takes my hand again,
And we head back,
The sight is hard to look at,
But, it's imprinted on the back,
Of my eyelids,

I blink hard to remove the dust,
My whole body feels dirty and aches,
And a cut bleeds down my face,
The sunlight begins to fade,
And he again says to me,

"We're the lucky ones."


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on Jun. 4 2011 at 10:37 am
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thank you very much!! :)

on Jun. 3 2011 at 9:28 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Gosh, how is this not in the magazine? It is amazing! I absolutely loved the story. God, you've got talent! Nice job!

on Feb. 27 2011 at 2:43 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thanks!! :)

on Feb. 27 2011 at 2:18 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

i really liked it, i love how it tells a story and it kind of made me sad..but in a good way, well done :)

on Nov. 16 2010 at 3:25 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Thank you!

on Nov. 15 2010 at 7:06 pm
SamanthaBarwick SILVER, Brunswick, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic.

This is sooooo good! I love it :D


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