Authors note: Hey guys! As promised, along with book reviews I will be publishing poems I write. I wrote this one last spring and I got first place in a local fair so I’m pretty proud of it.
Smiles before everything
Changed. Before the world
Was upside down and spun around
There was a bang and a white
Light. My neck snapped forward
And the car was spinning around
The car flipped over and everything
I opened my eyes and the world
Was upside down. In front of me
I saw a women, who was she?
I could. Not remember.
I only remember her face and
That she held me and loved me.
Was this woman my mother?
I wanted to scream but couldn’t.
I knew everything was changing.
There were red and blue lights
And people trying to move the car
I wanted to ask for help but I couldn’t
Next to the women was a man, they
Both had blood running down their
Face. Their eyes were closed. Were
They asleep? Why won’t they wake up?
I remember the mans face as well
I knew he made me feel safe and
Made me laugh. I could see myself
Riding on his shoulders when I was younger.
Were these my parents? Was I staring
At the bodies of my parents? The car
Was still, but I felt the world spinning
And changing. To my left there was a girl.
She had glass in her neckband blood
On her clothes. I remember playing
And fighting with her. She was my
Sister, I knew that immediately.
Now I was screaming and
Crying. I knew everything was
changing people started to
Pull me out of the car.
I was begging for them to
Leave me with my family.
Let. Me stay with them.
Let me die with them.
The world was still spinning.
Would it ever stop? I prayed
It would. I watched as they
Put the bodies I black bags.
Why were they doing that?
I begged them to stop. But
They didn’t. I started to cry.
Someone tried to calm me,
For a moment everything
Stood still and I found myself
Standing in a black dress in
Front of three caskets.
I laid a rose in each one and
Began to weep. I knew then
That everything changed.