On That Day

April 3, 2013
By estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.


The direness had not reached me yet.
I thought it was a simple problem,
Fixed on that day,
Home in an hour.

Then the news came,
The details, the diagnosis.
We left.
The direness had not reached me yet.

We drove not far,
But it seemed a hundred miles.
We stopped, rushed inside.
The direness had not reached me yet.

We had to walk, one at a time,
Down the silent linoleum hall.
I was last.
The direness had not reached me yet.

I made my way
down that cold, silent hallway.
Crossed my arms, uncrossed them,
strapped them to my sides.
The direness had not reached me yet

The last room on the left.
A flimsy pane of glass,
a thin, green curtain
Is all that separated one from the other.
The direness had not reached me yet.

I walked in; minutes passed, things were said.
Hugs, kisses, goodbyes, the beeping of machines.
I walked out down that long, cool hall,
stomach in knots, fighting back tears.
The direness had not reached me yet

One year passed from that day,
April fifteenth, a Sunday.
There is still a dent.
The scars still remain, added to three times.
The direness has not reached me yet.


The author's comments:
This is based on truth. A sad truth-yes-but a truth, nonetheless. Someone in my family was hit by a car while biking. It was a legally blind man that hadn't had a valid license for three years. He stopped to see what he'd hit, not knowing it was a person. Don't worry, the biker is alive and thriving, but I can remember that day as a vividly as yesterday, even though it happened a year ago. That day changed my life forever. Maybe this will speak to you, maybe it won't; maybe you'll learn something, maybe you won't (though I hope you do)

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on Apr. 15 2013 at 8:20 am
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

Thank you so much!

on Apr. 15 2013 at 7:23 am
candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be"-- J.K. Rowling.

Wow, fantastic poem. Your use of repitition works really well in here.

on Apr. 10 2013 at 8:22 am
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

Hey! I have new work up. It's called "Through Yheir Eyes" and I would love some feedback on it. It's a short story under historical fiction and I just got it published today! Thanks!

on Apr. 7 2013 at 10:33 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Well, I appreciate that! c: What's your name btw?

on Apr. 7 2013 at 7:39 pm
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

Haha! I'm willing to look past that since you are such a good writer! ;)

on Apr. 7 2013 at 11:33 am
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Omg, you pulled the "RTR" >:( Hahaha, War Eagle! I know they really sucked this year, but hey, they will get their head's in the game. On the contrary Bama did great. Of course! >:)

on Apr. 6 2013 at 6:42 pm
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

Thanks for the info! That sounds really cool!

on Apr. 6 2013 at 5:35 pm
YoAdriane BRONZE, Adamsville, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
—W. B. Yeats

I don't know if you've heard of ASFA (Alabama School of Fine Arts), but you seem pretty serious about writing. You should think about applying for Creative Writing next year. I'm a sophomore in my second year, and it's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me.

on Apr. 5 2013 at 11:46 pm
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

Ha! That's so cool! I do love it here! Roll tide! (sorry if you're an Auburn fan. I don't know if I can put your phrase in to writing ;) I looked at your work and I love it! Keep in touch! 

on Apr. 5 2013 at 11:44 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Absolutely! Let me know when more of your work is posted. c: I'm from Alabama, too, before I moved! You better love that place! Ha! Talk to you soon!

on Apr. 5 2013 at 11:38 pm
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

*it (not items. Stupid autocorrect!!)

on Apr. 5 2013 at 11:01 pm
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
20 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

Thank you so much!! That means a lot! I'll definitely take that in to consideration. I'm so glad you liked items I really appreciate the advice and the compliments. Thanks again!!

on Apr. 5 2013 at 10:58 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey there! Good job! I think this is really well written and it has amazing visuals. I am really sorry that this happened, but sometimes the best work comes out of the worst experiences! I am glad that the biker is alright! My only suggestion is maybe put 'The direness had not reached me yet' in only the second and last stanza! But, that's only a suggestion so take it lightly. c: Overall, greeeat job! You're great! Xx!


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