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Two Seconds To Say Goodbye

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This poem was written in response to a local teen who was killed while texting and driving.


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Two Seconds To Say Goodbye

It buzzed.
She smiled.
He had replied.
Eagerly she dug
Her phone
From her pocket,
Her other hand
On the wheel.
Her gaze remained ahead
Into the darkness
Of the cold wintery night.
It buzzed again,
The screen illuminating
The shadows of the car.
Would he be there?
Would he come over
After his shift at work
Was done?
“What did he say?”
Another young voice replied.
“Give me the phone.”
She hesitated,
Not fully trusting
Her friend.
Besides,
She wanted to know.
She wanted to see the words.
She wanted feel
The exhilaration
Of reading his words
To HER.
She glanced down,
The screen now dark,
And fumbled
To press the keys.
“He’s coming,” she said
Trying to calm
The enthusiasm
In her voice.
Her heart beat harder.
How did she look?
What should she reply?
Gr8 C U L8T
In the same 2 seconds, she could have typed
Goodbye.

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  1. Date: 1/27/2013 2:00:00 PM
    This interesting poem was a delight to read, Rachel, and I enjoyed how you orchestrated a terse and running dialog throughout this fine write, your well chosen words painting a picture worthy of an artist. Carl.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:42:00 AM
    ThankGod she didn't type goodnye..Lovely poem indeed..Charma