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Sunday, January 11, 2009
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'drove him into the back seat . . . '

Read the news, oh boy

An unlucky man was at

the wrong place at the

wrong time – was sitting

at a traffic light, cable

snapped; light swung

down, went right thru

his windshield; drove

him into the back seat.


Had time to pull out

His wallet and kiss his

wife and kids goodbye

he was in an apparent

state of suspended

animation; looked at

the windshield’s glass

right in front of his face;

the light was still green.


All pedestrians and

Motorists had horrific

painted expressions;

couldn’t believe what

had happened – must

have been a freak of

nature; he was in mid

air when all came to a

halt; nothing moved.


Now was a good time

For him to reflect on

his life – what could he

have done differently or

better and what about all

those he owed money to,

including me; maybe we’ll

lift his wallet at the viewing

if he doesn’t make it.


All of a sudden, everything

Was back to semi- normal, he

was back sitting at that traffic

light -  same scene, the same

scenario; identical to the one

he had been through a dozen

times before; was now no more

than an apparition; he had died

at that exact spot 12 years before.


‘2009’ RLS

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/16/2009
Brrrrrrr...spookier than the previous one!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 1/14/2009
A spooky, goodie, intriguing poem! You rock!
Reviewed by Debra Baker 1/13/2009
Loved this write. I felt like I was viewing an old Twilight Zone with Rod himself delivering your words. A spooky occurrence in this write.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/12/2009
Oh, my - breathless! You kept me engaged from first word to surprising ending - well done, Lance.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/12/2009
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/12/2009
Your endings are always quite a surprise!
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/11/2009
love this style of's the best! Holly
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 1/11/2009
Yep You'll Never Know How Many Times Your Number Is Up-You Are Already Walking Anyhow Dead!

Reviewed by 000 000 1/11/2009
Didn't scare me. LOL
Seriously though, I have heard tales of this way down South!
Written in a hauntingly expressive way.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/11/2009
Are you shape-shifting Asimov, besides King?;-)!
phenomonal, Lance! keep em coming!

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/11/2009
you give me the willies with the spiritual reality of this possibility
who is to say it couldn't happen...

Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/11/2009
OMG, this was UNBELIEVABLE especially that TERRIFIC ending. INTENSE and had me on the edge of my seat Lance. WEll done and very well written...You are a Master. Love and hugs, Bonnie
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