my random thoughts and my (almost) collision

today has been good.

The sky is amazing.

no more rain.

(Radio turned up. Station changed.)

Oh yes! Great Classic. John Mellencamp.

3 day weekend. So needed!

(head bobbing…harmonizing…)

Little Pink Houses for you and me!

(windows down)

This road reminds me of home. My West Virginia home.

I’m tired…and only a mile from home.

car coming toward me.

it crossed the line.

I’m turning right. Turn more. Hurry!

Foot on brake. Quick jerk!

I’m crowded. Nowhere to go.

I see him. The driver!

I scream…

“Hey You! Get off your phone!”

Slammed my horn! Our cars almost collide.


I read his lips.

He says, “WHOA!”

(Steer left. Back on the road.)

Control maintained. Composure gained.

tight grip. near miss.

and in the blink of an eye…He’s gone!

Radio is off.

Nothing but the sound of the blinker.

Left turn.

Thoughts escape me… except for two.

I’m home.

I’m thankful.


P.S. True story.

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22 thoughts on “my random thoughts and my (almost) collision

  1. I’ve had this happen, so terrifying. Great poem though, keep up the phenomenal work!

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    1. Thanks so much! All is well! Looking forward to following you and your blog! Thanks for your comments and support! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I think people get so used to driving, especially on familiar roads, that they take their safety for granted. It seems like every time we have a near miss, the other person is on their phone, like you described. A guy on his phone rear-ended me last year and gave my daughter and I some sore necks. I’m glad you were not hurt.

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    1. I totally agree. I hope you didn’t have continued issues with your neck are much better now. My sister-in-law was hit in the back end a few months back. Not only did she have neck and back issues but it totaled her car nd the other person’s insurance didn’t want to pay up. When they finally did, the offer didn’t even come close to covering the medical expenses and they took forever supplying her with a rental. Getting into an accident is never good. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Thanks for your concern. I really appreciate it!

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  3. i am so glad you are okay. mobile phones have made defensive driving even more important than before. it’s crazy out there. Stay safe Laura.

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    1. Thank you so much! It can definitely be crazy out there. Always have to be aware of others. Just wish people would take driving more seriously and put the cell phones down. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I did a whole rant on that a few weeks back. I couldn’t agree more.


  4. I’m glad you made it home safely! God is good!

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    1. God is definitely good…Always! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much!


  5. Glad you made it through the near collision. Seems to be a lot of that going around anymore. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. Thanks so much! It probably happens more than I realize. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Just thankful I made it home. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Yikes. They’ve just increased the fines for distracted driving here in the province of B.C. I’m not sure if the higher penalty makes any difference. Glad you’re okay.

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    1. I don’t think it would have mattered to this guy! He was in his own little world. I’m sure it wasn’t his first incident…but hope it will be his last. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Glad you’re OK.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your concern! ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. I appreciate this post because since I drive for a living, I have quite a few near misses from people who are not paying attention. Sometimes, even though it’s for business (delivery apps), I find that the phone is a great deterrent from driving well. Today, as I worked, I came across several accidents. Thank God no fatalities. However, there was great damage and expense. I have to say that driving has made me thank God each and every day that I make it home safe and still breathing. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments. I am so thankful to have made it through with no injuries. I don’t even want to think of the outcome if I hadn’t seen him coming when I did. I was given just enough time and space to have skimmed past. I don’t know how you and others manage on a daily basis with other on coming cars and traffic. So glad y work doesn’t require driving! ๐Ÿ™‚ You be safe out there! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I will and thanks. It is a job that someone has to do. I pray consistently and trust that God keeps me safe

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  9. THank God you made it home in one piece !

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    1. I definitely thanked God for watching over me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Looks scary as hell ! But you did so well to get home ! I hope you recover soon !

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    1. It was scary but thankfully, we never hit. It was so close. It shook me up but I’m fine. Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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