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Opening
my
bleared
eyes
Not clear
of what

happened
I feel sharp pains clawing at me
Everywhere

I can hear screams
But it's all faint and muffled
My breathing scattered
And body shaking, yet i'm frozen
Not wanting to move

All i could remember of what happened
Was the road in front of me
Then all lights out
Pitch black
Then back on again
My vision slowly becomes clearer

I was behind the wheel
Broken glass glistening
My hands clentching tight
White knuckles and sweaty palms
I glance down
Seeing only fragments of my phone left
And then it becomes clear

I was on my way home
I heard thw inviting ring of a text
Stupidly i responded
Thinking texting and driving
Was something i could get away with

All it took was a tap of 4 letters
And i lost control
My warning signs going off
Just a little too late

I should've listened
It could've been prevented
Could've...
Yet, i was too arrogant
I answered
Took my eyes off the road
Only for a few seconds
And now i'm here
More dead than alive



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IlovemeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
today at 12:13 pm:
This is a great poem with amazing imagery!
 
Gabyhayes replied...
today at 7:23 pm :
Thank you!!
 
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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
yesterday at 6:52 pm:
I didn't understand at first glance what the title meant. Now, I do. Great story. And emotion and realization that it is arrogance to text and drive. Wonderful. 
 
Gabyhayes replied...
today at 7:24 pm :
Thank you! :D
 
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Gabyhayes said...
yesterday at 9:17 am:
No it hasn't, but i've had had friends and family members who have gotten into car accidents so i know what it's like. Thank you:)
 
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ROYCEPHUSThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
yesterday at 5:22 am:
Did this really happen to you? Either way, this is a masterful poem with a beautiful execution and a wonderful moral. :D
 
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