Lonnie Hicks

(www.lonniehicks.com / Chicago Ill)

Good News- Bad News


Bad news-I am driving along and a car is bearing down me from the rear.
It keeps coming.

Bad news-The car hits my little car at 60 miles an hour-bam!

Good news-I keep control of the car for a second or two
then the car begins to skid.

Bad news-The car skids, swerves and overturns, flipping, flipping.
The world outside the wind shield revolves upside down.

Bad news-Things go blank and I see water coming into the car;
I had landed in the river.

Good news-I am sinking but not yet under water.

Bad news- The water starts to come in faster and faster.

Bad news- The water keeps coming in the car. It is sinking.
It is over my head.
I am drowning.

Bad news- I hold my breath for 30 seconds and decide that I will die here.
I regret that it has to be in the mud and silt of the river. Undignified. I take a deep breath ready to go.

Good news, The car suddenly bobs to the surface from an air bubble
inside just as I take that breath.

Bad news-I look around and notice that the car is sinking again
this time even faster.

Bad news- I look around to try to open a door. But the door won't open.

Good news- I hear voices above. Someone saw me go in.

Bad news- The water is rising so fast I am sure they won't get me in time.

Bad news- I bang on the wind shield but it does not break

Good news- Someone from the outside breaks the wind shield and asks
if I can get out.

Bad news- I drag myself out over the cut glass-
blood in the water, gasoline and mud.,

Good news-Outside, there are men with a floating flat board and they float me to the shore.

Bad news-They ask me who is President and what is today's date.
And they are my rescuers, I think, and don't know this stuff?

Good news- The helicopter air-lifts me to the hospital with broken ribs, eye
smashed, blood everywhere.

Good news- I recover and can't get a cigarette and thereafter quit for good
as a way of thanking God that I lived.

Bad news- Broken ribs lead to pleurisy and later pneumonia.

Good news- I recover.

Good news-People at work give me a snorkel for my birthday; lol.

Submitted: Friday, February 06, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Good News- Bad News by Lonnie Hicks )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Ask me, Igor Adashkevich
  2. Lengu i limonit, skender iljaz braka
  3. Larguar si djali prangprishes, skender iljaz braka
  4. Lagja ime e vjeter, skender iljaz braka
  5. Kurbatka, skender iljaz braka
  6. Love Restrained, Sangnam Nam
  7. Kur theva nje enderr, skender iljaz braka
  8. Unconditional Love, alexander thor cirera
  9. Kur te kthehesh nje dite, skender iljaz braka
  10. Kur te kendoja serenata, skender iljaz braka

Poem of the Day

poet Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]