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Santa Monica

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Santa Monica

Suicide…how embarrassing to have
Tried but not succeeded…When I drove
The car at 80mph on Arizona Avenue
In Santa Monica I was expecting to run
Into a wall, head flying through the dash
Board and cut my throat on the glass. Dead.

At over 80 miles per hour I ran the red light 
but four cars broke my fall. My head didn’t 
fly through the dash window at all. The dash 
glass didn’t slit my throat like I’d planned, the
cars hit me and broke my speed surviving
with only a stupid scratch to the knee. I was 
arrested, stripped naked and put in a  blue
plastic garbage bag my hand-cuffed to a chair. 
I stayed with the mentally challenged called 
the 5150’s rather than the more advanced
criminals at LA County Jail for two months 
being tried for assault with a deadly 
weapon. I was found guilty but
released. Now I’m still alive 
but a felon.

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:29:00 PM
    What a story......congratulations

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Julie, thanks for sharing... congrats...Linda

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Congrats in my contest! :)