Arrogance is a 4 letter word

October 2, 2013
By Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
22 articles 4 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Suess


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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on Oct. 11 2013 at 7:24 pm
Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
22 articles 4 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Suess

Thank you! :D

on Oct. 11 2013 at 7:23 pm
Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
22 articles 4 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Suess

Thank you!!

on Oct. 11 2013 at 12:13 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

This is a great poem with amazing imagery!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 10 2013 at 6:52 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

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. 

on Oct. 10 2013 at 9:17 am
Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
22 articles 4 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Suess

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:)

GreyGirl ELITE said...
on Oct. 10 2013 at 5:22 am
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 392 comments
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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