Four Secomds

Sade P

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Four Seconds It only took four seconds It’s crazy how just a matter of seconds can change your life forever Those four seconds could have been used to save me or kill me The person who killed me had the power in their hands They chose their power when they decided to text back Those four seconds could have been used to save or kill me I was just singing and dancing in the car with my friends Carefree, happy, content and at peace with my life Just when you think everything is right, everything goes wrong Those four seconds could have been used to save me or kill me I always thought I could be the one burying my parents after they passed But instead, they have to bury me, at only 17 years old I was supposed to be graduating high school and going to college I was supposed to be successful and carefree I was supposed to get married and bring children into this world Those four seconds could have been used to save me or kill me You could have waited.You could have pulled over Is the text message you received more valuable than my life? You don’t know what you have until it’s gone I never knew this day, would be the last day I would see I never knew this morning I said Goodbye to my parents Would be my last and final goodbye Those four seconds could have been used to save me or kill me I’m watching from the heavens, my parents shaking and screaming From the news that I am now dead My father holding my mother as she breaks down “How could this happen?!”She asks over and over I’m watching from the heavens, my best friends crying And praying that I could come back to life You probably regret the day you decided to make such A dangerous decision that could change your life And others life forever Those four seconds could have saved me or killed me But they killed me and you let it happen.


Description

This poem is told from my perspective if I were killed in a car accident due to someone texting and driving