This is a poem I wrote after me and my 2 housemates nearly ended up in a car accident due my friend being tired. Was a scary moment, and although I was relieved, there is still something inside me that wishes we hadnt of avoided it. Though it would have endangered their lives, not just mine, and I could never live or die knowing that. Headlights shining in the dark, The streets are empty, no life to mark. A foot on the pedal, a hand on the wheel, Along a winding road, in a world surreal. ~~~ In the midnight hours, a body so tired, Eyes are heavy, a bed so desired. A moments rest, can do no harm? But this is wrong, it should sound alarm. ~~~ The car is drifting across the road, Something the stars could not forebode. Headlights shining in the dark, A warning to be seen, an exclamation mark. ~~~ A minute from impact, maybe a second, Three lives to be taken, the moment heaven beckoned. A screech of the tyres, it wasn’t meant to be, Eyes are wide, suddenly alert to see. ~~~ A tragedy avoided, three lives still to live, Their meaning revived, still so much to give. Our guardian angels to protect and serve, The precious gift of life, the stars preserve.