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It Happens In An Instant

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It Happens In An Instant

It happens in an instant
There’s barely time to react
It’s like a bolt of lightning
Rolling thunder, sunlight
Silently screaming your fate 
It’s sent from the heavens
There’s nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
It slices through your body
You feel paralyzed, ecstasy 
Everything moves quickly
In slow motion, your pulse quickens
You stare with your eyes closed
It’s a kaleidoscope
Vivid colors, mainly black and white
Your entire life flashes before you
Like a silent movie, it speaks loudly
Like a bolt, it penetrates
You never had a chance
You’re in love

~Rick Berry

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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. This is a great way to describe how love strikes us all suddenly.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Rick. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 6:46:00 PM