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Ten Seconds

March 25, 2009
By lexikeys247 SILVER, Forks, Washington
lexikeys247 SILVER, Forks, Washington
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After the first crash,
In the car we got back in to,
Not one of us predicted
That it would soon be deja vu

Ten seconds....

I stare out the rear window
Paranoid from head to toe

Watch other cars change lane
Avoiding what could be the same

A question in the night
"Are we even allowed to drive?"

Quick response but unsure if right
"Yes, as long as we have hazard lights."

Smart and attentive ones switch
The road straight behind now is black as pitch

Cautiously still staring out the back

I can sense something's off track

An angry voice next to me screams
"Why the hell is she not stopping?!"

Blinding lights blur my sight
I grab on the nearest thing and close me eyes

BANG! The sound of speeding crashes
The background echoes numerous bashes

This turns to a six car collision
But everyone's safe, unlike in my vision

In ten seconds
A life can end
But in my ten seconds,
Miracles happened

The author's comments:
This past saturday (march 21, 2009), my friends and I were on our way to go bowling. We were on the freeway when we get hit on the side and drift across all four lanes. About ten minutes later, we get back in the car to move it an get out of everyones way(yes our hazard lights were on). A lady suddenly comes speeding right for us and collides with us once more, causing many chain reactions. Luckily no blood was spilled and no one obtained major injuries. =)

Drive safely and attentively!

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Jaquie BRONZE said...
on Jun. 10 2009 at 7:21 pm
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Great poem. Very unique and well written. I'm glad you were all okay!

God bless,