As the cameras flash at us
I’ve never felt so alive
I’m headed to Prom now
Right by your side

Goodnight, Momma
I’m off with my prince
Sleep well, Daddy
My curfew, I won’t miss

We’re in his car now
Holding my hand in his own
Captured by him wholly
Looking at him, not the road

His expressions changed
as he watched the street ahead
I looked in front and screamed
“I’m about to be dead”

Upon that narrow bridge
The truck pulled out to pass
I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone
Drive a truck so fast

We had nowhere to go
Just guardrails, no ditch
We had no time for anything
No time to stop, nor flinch

I don’t remember the way it felt
Or even the crashing sound
But I do remember waking up
With noises all around

Looking through swollen windows
That had once been my eyes
Didn’t know where I was
Just hoped I didn’t die

A man in a white coat came in
A specialist for my case
I asked him for a mirror
So I could see my face

He told me just to wait
Until I got my strength back
I agreed and calmly obliged
I took the whole week to relax

I didn’t have anything else to do
No one knew a thing
All I wanted was one single person
That no one seemed to bring

I wanted his hand on mine
I wanted to feel that way again
They told me that I couldn’t
More than I, he felt pain

Said the crash left him senseless
And he may never take another step
I thought I’d leave him be for now
He surely needed some rest

I finally got to see my face
Wondered if he’d love me still
But he’d said that awful night
That he always will

I was released before he was
Stayed with him every day
I wanted to be there with him
If he ever was awake

I sang songs to him
The ones we used to know
My songs came less often
As I lost my hope

I read poems to him
That I’d written in our past
About the love inside
That would always last

He didn’t flinch when I kissed him
All I wanted was a smile
Or to see those gorgeous eyes
I hadn’t seen in a while

I held his hand oh so tight
But never felt his sweating palms
His responses ceased to a minimum
I just wanted him to talk

He opened that moment
And tears flew down my face
I finally got answers
To each time I’d prayed



Joined December 2008

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Written February 11, 2001

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