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Steel Coffin

Updated on July 31, 2012

You wrapped your life around the steering wheel
As your body ejects through the windshield
There was little time to reflect
The time you lived up until your death
You struggled to breathe but found no breath

A sudden goodbye from an unknown stranger

Will you be greeted in heaven
Or instead shunned with grace
Is there anyone out there to grab your soul
(Hysterical laughing steals the seriousness of the situation)
Why were you meant to leave this place?

Scrapped in a ball of steel
A stranger of a last mistake
You hung his life on that wheel
When he should have slammed on the breaks


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      mismazda 5 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Oh my Awesome poem....but tragic....I could imagine this accident happening...good write ..voted up and awesome...

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Strong and driving. You pull the reader into a violent happening and bring the final moments to a head. Fantastic!

      Voting Up & Awesome!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Powerful write and something to consider.

      Our actions have consequences for our selves as well as so many others.

      Voting up