Fifteen Seconds.

April 22, 2011
By HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost


Fifteen seconds.
Fifteen seconds was all it took to change my life forever.
We were on our way to Pumpers.
Yeah I know, Pumpers?

I was looking out the window..

(BANG)(BAM)(SCREECH)

The scream was excruciating.
The glass went everywhere.
The pitch of the tire was explosive.

Fifteen seconds.
Fifteen seconds was all it took for the eighteen wheeler to take the life of an innocent bystander.

The DUI explained everything.

In the blink of an eye, the man was dead.
It took fifteen seconds to change the world around me.

Fifteen horrifying seconds.



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on Jul. 30 2011 at 2:59 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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It's a good poem, but it's just kind of drab. Like it's just a paragraph and not a poem.

on Jul. 28 2011 at 12:29 am
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

No, it was not a personal experience. Thank you though!

on Jul. 27 2011 at 7:30 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

wow...this is really good, very powerful, was this written on personal expierence? because it seems really deep like you had to be there to write it

on Jul. 16 2011 at 6:03 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thanks a lot!

on Jul. 16 2011 at 2:37 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

Nice imagery! I can picture everything in my mind as I read this. Great job.

on Jul. 13 2011 at 11:01 am
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thank you!

on Jul. 13 2011 at 10:58 am
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thank you! I really love it when people give me something to think about. Thank for your feddback!

lamelola GOLD said...
on Jun. 30 2011 at 1:28 am
lamelola GOLD, Wichita, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
The problem is, you think you have time.

Alot of imagery :)

on Jun. 29 2011 at 7:21 am
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

i sort of disagree with JessHaley. I mean I do agree in the sense that its short and vague, but i think that there probably isnt too much personal emotion in those fifteen seconds that you could fill this poem with. the discontinuity that Mariam.J talked about is definitely aslo present, and I like how you did that because it shows how much the narrators mind is racing while all of this is going on around him/her. i think you couldve gone a little more in depth with it, but overall i really like it and i think you did a great job :)

on Jun. 26 2011 at 6:51 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thank you for your feedback!

on Jun. 25 2011 at 9:08 pm
JessHaley PLATINUM, HIGHLAND, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Live for Life

This is kind of short and vague, so I;m not sure how much I actually can say about it, but it was generally well written. I hate to say I feel like it lacked a voice. Also, not to say it lacked meaning, more so that it lacked deep personal emotion. Generally good though, and I liked you're moral. Good job

on Jun. 25 2011 at 12:32 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thank you so much!

on Jun. 25 2011 at 12:32 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thank you!

Mariam.J GOLD said...
on Jun. 25 2011 at 10:53 am
Mariam.J GOLD, Dubai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I don't have many favourite quotes , though I do love the truth that 'change is constant .'
For you , a thousand times over - Hassan , The Kite Runner
If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time , don't drag your feet - Rudyard Kipling

I just hope that this didn't really happen :/ (:P)

I actually like the discontinuity of the poem .  It really gives us a sense of what's really racing through your head in those 15 seconds .

Love it ( :


on Jun. 25 2011 at 8:52 am
Myvoice4change SILVER, Other, Other
9 articles 3 photos 167 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

Its pretty good. It doesn't have a smooth flow of words, but then that's not nessescary always nessescary. And the point is good...got my heart racing a little, too!

on Jun. 21 2011 at 4:49 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thank you, but this wasn't an actual experience so I couldn't tell you how I would feel. Sorry!

on Jun. 21 2011 at 4:47 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thanks. I appreciate it!

on Jun. 21 2011 at 4:47 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

Thank you.

hopelovepain said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 1:00 pm
hopelovepain, Maplewood, New Jersey
0 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
The ones who say they love us are the ones that hurt us the most.

This is good, but I wonder if you could comment a little more on how YOU felt.. hm. Just my personal opinion - great job though! I could almost hear what was happening, and I love the (BANG)(BAM)(SCREECH) 

on Jun. 14 2011 at 10:22 pm
CieraDesiree GOLD, Hagerstown, Indiana
17 articles 1 photo 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
You never know what you have until it's gone.

Aw, this is sad. But nicely written

 



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