“We Were”

Madison O


You. You were supposed to meet me at the restaurant, It was our anniversary. You were supposed to graduate, With the degree you worked so hard to get. You were supposed to. I saw the pictures of the crash. I saw the seat I had sat in so many times, Crushed from the impact. I saw the picture of us I stuck in your center console, Laying on the cold, lifeless ground. I felt the weight of the world, Crushing me from the inside out. My heart stopped beating, When I saw yours stop. Why did you have to pick up your phone? Why. We were supposed to get married, I still wear your ring. We were supposed to have kids, I still dream of them every day. We were supposed to go travel the world, Because you knew how much I loved nature. We were supposed to spend the rest of our lives together. We. But now there is no we. Just a lifeless me, Because of your impulse to pick up that phone. If only you had known, That here is where we would be. A figment of the past. Would you still have done it? You left me here. What am I going to do? You were my everything. We had a future. Had. That is all we are now.


In this poem, a fiance has discovered that her future husband has been in a fatal car crash on the way to their anniversary dinner. The poem is from her view. She first talks about all of the things he was supposed to accomplish in his life but now will not. Then goes into seeing pictures of the crash and all the memories they held in that vehicle now crushed into pieces. Then goes into how she personally felt inside knowing she was losing the love of her life because he was texting and driving. She then talks about all of the things they were supposed to do together and the plans they had for their future that they will never get to do now because of the impulse to pick up his phone while driving, She ends with saying that all they will ever be now is the memories of the past and the experiences they “had” but will never have the opportunity to have again.