Chain Reaction: Poetry in motion

Distractions have serious consequences. So please, drive to prevent accidents from happening.

The cars ahead had stopped for someone turning left.

My hubby put on the brakes and stopped, but the cars behind were less deft.

K-Bammm, my little car took the blow, then crunch, it shook again.

A curse I heard, but have since forgotten, as we pulled off the driving lane.

Five cars drove to the side of the road.

Drivers checked for damage and stories told.

Insurance numbers and such details, exchanged and needed for repairs.

Some people too are achin’ and shaken, from trauma and the cares.

Thankfully folks could stand and walk after this chain reaction crunch.

“Pay attention people,” my husband said, as we headed home for lunch.

People need to pay more attention while driving. Minimize all other distractions. Look ahead, anticipate and leave adequate space between you and the vehicle ahead. Accidents happen in a fraction of a second.

Many have far more serious consequences. So please, drive to prevent accidents from happening.

 

Trudy Davies

Surrey Now Leader