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His Life

September 5, 2009
By ACooke GOLD, Ihiohh, New Jersey
ACooke GOLD, Ihiohh, New Jersey
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But not nearly fast enough.
But not hard enough.
Smog fills his head as he grips the wheel,
And his foot floors the pedal.
Sirens blare from behind him,
And the glares of tiny red and blue lights on the rear view mirror
Make him push harder.
He swerves and tries to clear a path in his mind.
He has no problem getting through the road traffic
And people,
But finding a spot in his mind where he can figure out what’s going on seems nearly
He is running and again his kids are behind him.
He is trying to get away again,
And he doesn’t see another path that doesn’t destroy what little he has.
He’s made a lot of mistakes,
And his kids only see those mistakes.
His teenage daughter living with a father on the run,
And trying to stay on the right path no matter how hard.
His toddler son not knowing any better than to learn from the example of his father.
His wife dead,
His crystal meth in the glove compartment,
He speeds up,
Instead of going home,
He runs to anywhere.
For running is all he knows how to do.

The author's comments:
Personal experience. People that are trapped in the same world, and leaving horrible example son their kids.

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ACooke GOLD said...
on Sep. 18 2009 at 7:41 pm
ACooke GOLD, Ihiohh, New Jersey
16 articles 0 photos 31 comments
thanks so much i have anothr one calld Her Life its like the same thing i dont know if you would like it. thanks

on Sep. 17 2009 at 9:41 pm
choirchic101 SILVER, Norwalk, California
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Favorite Quote:
in order for God to use all of you you have to be completely broken

that is amazing it made me want to cry at the part about the toddler son knowing nothing but what his dad does was amazing. keep on writing