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Anger - An Epiphany

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Anger - An Epiphany

Time slows next to stopping
A small glimpse, of what death might feel like
Everything, I've heard about this moment is true..

Crunching gravel scraping my back, fuels my rage
Then a lifetime of memories return of you
While God forgivingly, holds us in the palm of His hand
Screeching metal drowns out the anger in my head

Breaking glass flying - I know we're in danger
I cry out your name, we're now totally in His care
Upside down - rolling towards death's door

I realize the fault was mine
Too fast - too determined
And at what cost
Now convinced, both our lives are lost

When we walked away, a miracle that day
Not even one scratch anywhere
The rage was gone forever 
And I'll never again drive that way!
Being angry......
Affects everything.......


©Donna Jones, 7-17-2013

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 3:18:00 PM

    oh my, wasn't this outstanding poem able to get into the contest. It is one of the best!!

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 11:56:00 PM

    I'm a hot head...sadly...I get it. But this is great!

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 11:03:00 PM

    donns, did you enter this?.. i'm judging now and am on round 3?...:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:47:00 AM

    MD....hope this was just a piece of fiction...WOW...you wrote this so very well! Glad that all is well....Thanks for your visits and love! :) HUGS!!!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:57:00 AM

    gl Donna in contest TFS and making one took and think Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 6:45:00 PM

    Anger is a necessary evil. At least you walked away unscathed. Lovely story, Donna. Good luck in the contest, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 4:49:00 PM

    Very gripping title! This is jam packed full of emotion- and I can say from experience that releasing anger through poetry is the most positive and beautiful form of release! Super powerful poem!

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 2:50:00 PM

    such truth here, my friend - congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:44:00 AM

    Donna; This is a great poem It makes a person think. Anger is never good, but we are humans. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:09:00 AM

    Really enjoyed reading Donna it can be such a extreme emotion, anger. that is natural & we can relate to at different circumstances in time..control is our best defense.....thankyou4sharing:0) cherie...<3

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:38:00 AM

    Good write Donna and I would certainly agree with the poet's closing lines that being angry affects everything.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/26/2013 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It really does doesn't it...shameful we get that way and waste time!!!!! Thanks for stopping
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 1:15:00 AM

    Good write about a terrible incident, I am glad you have rid yourself of your anger, I enjoyed read....Peter

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/26/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Me too...and thanks....
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:10:00 PM

    i never knew until the very end, it was you on the wheels, as such surprise your story began, and now with miracle that last. thank you for this thrilling poem

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping....glad you enjoyed it
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 1:23:00 PM

    Emotions do strange things to people and we are not all lucky enough to walk away. Good poem.... betty

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very true....I don't take that for granted either....
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And thanks....:-)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:36:00 PM

    Yes, anger is such a fire burns every good thoughts of mind. Realization refreshes. God certainly helps. Very cool poem. You have said rightly. Loved always, bl

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate your comment bl...thank you
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:38:00 AM

    I hope things are improving. Thanks for reading my Ice King Poem, if you have a chance read it again I have made a number of changes. Would love your feedback.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Than you Richard...will do
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:19:00 AM

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Weeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful poem poet

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sean
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 10:00:00 AM

    great write donna

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:49:00 AM

    Sometimes being told it's hot is not enough---there are occasions when we have to burn our hands on the stove to learn the lesson---this is a perfect example and perfectly written.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate the kind comment Craig...
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:27:00 AM

    Rue, regret and raging ire. God,s grace, the only thing, puts out the fire. Thankfully, you understand for your still here upon this land. And we are grateful. :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Robert....yes God's grace is awesome
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 9:51:00 PM

    Donna.... enjoyed...LINDA

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/25/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Linda....glad you are OK and thank you so much....
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 5:28:00 PM

    Donna, my heart is happy you came through safely.... But aren't epiphanies supposed to end on positive notes?.... This one sure did..Jake.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank God I was given a second chance Jake!...thanks for stopping
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 2:22:00 PM

    never drive angry

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Exactly!!!!!!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:53:00 AM

    Yes, being angry does effect everything..Great work about a topic that needs to be out there..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for the visits to my work.Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara...:-)
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 3:39:00 PM

    Yes I agree, every part of your life is affected. I'm so happy no one was injured. God was with you that day. Thanks for sharing Donna. Hugs and warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Connie...an experience I'll never forget...I think I have auto PTSD!!!!
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 9:37:00 AM

    Raw and Powerful! Excellent free verse; I wish you good luck at the contest. Bravo! G.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks....just hope someone else might think before driving angry...I was not angry at another driver..just a personal issue..
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 11:20:00 PM

    This is really scary, Donna...well written story with a lesson for us all. It is already a winner to me!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph....me too...so glad I didn't hurt my husband
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you much annalise
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:21:00 PM

    glad you came through with no injuries Donna....anger can be a dangerous emotion....best wishes

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph...glad I didn't hurt my husband
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:07:00 PM

    Yes, I have been in a wreck and the first verse is right on...Everything is in slow motion...Since my son was killed by a drunk driver, I get 'reverse road rage'...Pity any driver who tailgates me or passes me unsafely, etc....They get a horn blast and the fickle finger of fate and if I catch them at a red light, I DEFINITELY express my feelings...Good one, Donna - Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/23/2013 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Tim and so sorry about your son....people certainly should not drink and drive either...take care
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 2:14:00 PM

    We all need anger management, indeed anger ruins everything...well written facts Donna:)...luv Godwins

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