An Affirmation of Faith?
The time I rolled my SUV
Forced me to face mortality.
As tires screeched, I lost control;
I barely stopped before a pole
But could have died there instantly.
My thoughts were hard to pigeonhole
And anxious feelings took their toll,
Reliving it inside my head–
How close I came to being dead
With each successive barrel roll.
No broken bones, I barely bled,
But life continued on instead.
The answer to another’s prayer?
A blessing extraordinaire
Affirming faith for times ahead?
Randal A. Burd, Jr. is a married father of two and an educator working on the site of a residential treatment facility for juveniles in rural Missouri.He has a Master’s Degree in English Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Missouri and a self-sabotaging compulsion to write poetry that rhymes. Randal’s poems have recently been featured by Rue Scribe, The Society of Classical Poets, and Verse-Virtual among other publications.