I Will

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:34 -- kb97


--Drive Safe!

--I will!

The words are said without a thought

No meaning given to the promise

--I will!

Hands at 10 and 2

Shift to drive

Turn right toward school

--I will!

Cellphone rings

Look down

One second






--You’re going to be okay!

--Oh my God! That’s my child!

--I’m right here.

--Stay with us.











--Friends, we are here today to celebrate a life cut short

Closed casket

Flowers at the front

School picture takes your place

--My condolences

--I’m so sorry

Family standing at the door

Friends gather

More crying

More screaming




Family drives home

Flowers fill your seat

Little sister quiet

Older brother comforting

Mom who is sobbing

Dad drives slowly

Past that intersection




Flowers wilt

Graduation comes

Your picture on stage

--In memory of…

--Today we remember…

Your seat empty




Friends at college

Sister starts high school

Brother gets married

Dad gets drunk

Mom gets fired

Best friend still cries every day




--Drive safe!

--I will!

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