Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fast Young Boy

When he blew the stop sign
he launched himself
toward heaven
in a turquoise Chevy Cavalier.
It only took five seconds.

Julie Eger

for OSI prompt #88: Shift in Time


16 comments:

  1. This poem stopped my heart. From here and now to here forever.

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  2. Hits hard at the guts..

    deathly adventure

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  3. This is a horrible shift of time which comes too often.

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  4. This is fast, powerful and gut-wrenching. Excellently done.

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  5. A few words saying it all. The shift between life and death can be instanteous.

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  6. ... one never knows when this shift in time will come, and this is not the way I want to go. Few words spoke volumes.

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  7. Just want to thank everyone for your comments. It was a tough day.

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  8. ah, the fragility of life. a powerful take on the prompt.

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  9. oh, so well said
    sad and powerful~

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  10. That happens way too often. Your fellow was so young, that adds much to the tragic effect.
    ..

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  11. So much happens in those nano-seconds--whole universes built and destroyed--

    Thank you for this--beautifully executed.

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