A girl who survives a car accident lives on with the guilt of her boyfriend dying in the crash.

I am the one who got away,

the one who has now lost her way.

That day was just not my day,

but tomorrow I might die, as it is a new May.

I am the one who cried.

The one who did not die.

I only continue on through self-told lies,

So that from my ache I may fly.

I am the one who lives on,

the one who is withdrawn.

Am I a living pawn?

I want to be gone.

I am the one that hugs you,

the one that kisses you.

I speak to you,

and love you, though you are dead.

Please take me with you, Joey.

Submitted: September 06, 2010

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I don't like the line about may; it feels awkward. And the ending sort of comes out of nowhere, which I can't decipher is a good or bad thing. Nonetheless, I like the overall feel to it. Great job.

Tue, September 7th, 2010 8:50pm


Thanks for the comment, it is greatly appreciated. I agree that some parts feel awkward but I just let feelings guide me in writing, and this was what I was feeling. Thanks again! :)

Tue, September 7th, 2010 9:23pm


Is this a true story because it is pretty shocking and heartfelt and interesting all at the same time?

Wed, September 8th, 2010 6:01pm


Way to express how you feel.

Thu, June 26th, 2014 3:32am


This seems like a true story. If it is, sorry. Good job

Mon, September 19th, 2022 7:58pm

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