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No Tears Worthy
by pat medlin
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We were young...and then the crash

In one heartbeat,

thunderous sounds of gleaming black metal

violently slamming, twisting into carnage,,,

shredded spinning ungrounded tires

show all of heaven their dying treads.

Piercing silent screams
of dead-set headlights

beseeched help from the illuminated

pines of winter.

In one heartbeat,

silent beseeching brown eyes

stared upwards though the glare

of unforgiving sterile lights

while gloved hands ripped away

bloody remnants from limbs

forever to be as unyielding

as was the now cold twisted metal

In the hours of a heartbeat...

we were young no more.

And so I ran...

ran from the glaring lights

of that unknown beginning

and now, faster still

from the end

with no tears worthy of the pain













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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
I can't get rid of the goosebumps! Riveting!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Edward Phillips
This is proof, once again, that words in the hands of a master can stir the soul and leave the reader in stunned silence.
Reviewed by Asa Seeley
none the less, this memory is so worthy of tears. thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by D Johnson
Pat, this is such a gut wrenching write...each reader feeling the pain. Nice writing for a sad subject.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Riveting emotions felt, my heart bleeds on this one~
Reviewed by dan Rosenhagen
A tremendous write here Pat.
I grieve unto this story of tragic loss.
But I know, time is the sergeon whose
steady hand heals the wounds of the heart,
and the seed of acceptance that you painfully
cultivate, will blossom into the wisdom of your soul.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Emotions of ones so young ! Splendid writing ~ Pat
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Sadly a lot of young people face this very thing, Pat! Very heartfelt writing! Well done....

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Particularly dramatic and powerful visually, Pat!
I hope this is not auto-biographical, but you do make it sound so, and with tremendous emotion.
Happy New Year and Blessings,
Reviewed by Richard King
".... In the hours of one heartbeat... we were young no more." Sometimes a simple statement such as this will set the tone that makes it all work, that makes it meaningful and pertinent. I think this was one of those times.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Miss Wisdom (Reader)
Wow. Tears.
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
Such a sad story, it made me cry. Powerful writing.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
It doesn't take much time for a life to be changed forever. Time does not forgive, only you can. Patrick
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Damn! You made this so real, Pat, I was in that car with you. Seldom do I read a poem with more in-your-face pure drama than this one. For a moment there I began to think all the stanza's before the last one were metaphors for a disastrous affair, but no, I don't think so. It read too real to me to be that.
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