Comments : impact (early years poem)

  • 1 month ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Written in 1996 following a road traffic ancient. A car with a drunk driver tried to overtake an articulated truck on a blind bend. I was coming the other way in an army truck. Couldn't swerve left because of the truck or right because of the cliff.

    The impact was so hard it snapped the wheel clean off the axle and ripped the axle and drive shaft out.

    Amazingly the driver and his wife both survived although he had very serious injuries

  • 1 month ago

    by Mandy Earl

    Oh wow what a terrible experience, especially the drunk. I love the rhyming, though, it's well written. Thank you for sharing such a traumatic event!

    -Mandy

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you

      To be honest it wasn't that traumatic, the actual impact was so quick in happening you don't have time to think about it only react. Then adrenalin and training kick in. We ran to the car and bent the frame of the door back so we could get them out. Luckily the ambulance was pretty quick to arrive.

      Think it shook my captain up more than me. He transfered to the air force on our return

  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Trouble is theses people have no real incentive to stop their stupidity and selfish behavior - unless they kill someone they only seem to get points and a fine and if they lose their licence they still go out drinking and driving. I long for a world where criminals get appropriate punishments. Drink drivers should be shot before they kill someone.... The risk of death would make them think twice before getting into a car.

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      This was in Bosnia. Don't even know if he got prosecuted, chances are he never.

  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    Fantastic rhyme as always Craig and a story that could possibly never have been told I'm glad you lived to tell the tale

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Em,
      not a scratch on me following that just a banged knee x

  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Crikey! That's a proper 'life flashing in front of your eyes' moment!
    Great write x
    =^.^=

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      It was nearly a new underpants moment lol

      X

  • 1 month ago

    by mossgirl19

    You have told another life story well here, Craig... greatly rhymed as always. Thank God you came out with only a banged knee!

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you Mel

      Long long time ago x

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    Wow! fella a powerful piece of sadness, written in a wonderful story-like way of rhyme..
    Hats off!

    Michael :)

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks dude but it's not something that made or makes me sad, it's just something that happened.

      Regards

      Craig

  • 1 month ago

    by Brenda

    Craig, well written, nicely rhymed. It's unfortunate that it had to happen in the first place. Thankfully you weren't seriously hurt.

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Bren. Yeah but everything turned out ok. Well not for the army who will have had to buy a new truck.

  • 1 month ago

    by Meena Krish

    So many times things like this happen yet
    there are some who still never learn...good job
    with the rhymes and its good to know that you
    were safe...take care

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Meena I'm indestructible lol

      X