Get Your Premium Membership

A Man With Rhyme to Reason

The headlights were upon me, with no time to react My mind and body shut down, so I never felt the hard impact I remembered not using my seatbelt; I didn’t want to wrinkle my new suit I was being honored for an accomplishment in my lifelong work pursuit When my life flashed before my eyes, I was disappointed with what I saw, There was no rhyme to its reason; there were no answers to any cause. I saw a lifetime of selfishness with vanity as its only gain I prayed for a miracle to allow me to change my awful aim The first lights that I saw looked like heaven’s pearly gates Then I heard those beeping sounds from hospital machines that I hate No one was in the room with me, for reasons my vision made perfectly clear But I had been given a second chance and there was nothing left for me to fear It took a year for me to recover, with plenty of scars to mark the way But now I had a mission; I visited the children’s ward almost every day I met a lovely therapist who soon would be my beautiful wife And now I had new purpose to go along with my brand new life The papers all reported about the horrific accident that I had They said it changed a corporate mogul into a simpleton, gone half-mad I gave away all my money to charities that wear other peoples' names But I am richer in my poverty than at any other time in this game I give thanks to that driver, who fell asleep behind the wheel And I don’t care that there’s no one who quite understands just how I feel The old me died that night and as answers to my desperate prayers A man with rhyme to reason is now left standing here

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.