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before it hit me

June 25, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

like an electromagnet was pulling you, a giant
force of adventure
the need for fast loud alive alight insane and unseen
fearless you threw
yourself at an invisible wall
going ninety in a fifty-five world
and I am imagining the elation of that speed
and the inevitability of disaster
like the very best high
knowing that yesterday could have been
the day that you died
the total freedom thast you felt
I am not sorry for you , my friend, this was
exactly the thing you needed
to survive

The author's comments:
My good friend was in an awful wreck. I wrote this right after I found out. Before I actually understood the seriousness of it.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 26 2013 at 6:10 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This is just pouring with real concern and love for this person. I wish this person the best and for all this person's loved ones. Honestly. It's a tough situation to be in. As for the poem, I know some readers might think wow, she's a b*tch at the end. But I don't see it that way. You know it's tough love. Sometimes we all need these tough reality checks to prevent us from ending our lives. Fortunately, your friends is alive. And I'm happy for that. Awesome poem, as always.