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It was raining,
a regular down-pour
as I backed down Dad's long drive.
I had earlier driven the kids to school,
the youngest turned, recenly, five.

Dad cautioned me on conditions,
'Slow down a bit, Girl, for the wet,'
though I'd long grown out of the speedster phase,
you know how, in rain, those bends get.

Visibility at a minimum,
the wipers flapping 'full bore',
I thought of my brother waiting for me
to assist with a simple chore.

The moment before that impact,
as I approached the final bend,
I once more heard my father's voice.
Had I not, I'd have met a sad end.

I made a conscious decision,
eased my foot from acceleration,
which surely saved my life that day,
at least in my own estimation.

Just then, I saw them parallel,
two cars coming my direction,
the red one attemting to overtake,
the road far too wet for correction.

The sound of it lives in my brain cells,
even many years later it's there,
metal, bone and tissue shredding;
there are no other words to compare.

My outcome...this old broken body
which reluctantly moves (while I groan),
still very in tune to the Father's voice;
assured I am not alone.













By cherryk

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