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Author Name: TrialAnn 3 Comments
Date Added: August 29, 2004 08:08:15 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Unthinkable--A Parent's Nightmare
My daughter’s eyes were heavy


as she turned to look at me,


unthinkable that life had happened


in the way she had to see.





A speeding car had opened them


in a twinkling of the eye,


her friends had met reality


in ways they could not deny.





Another simple night of summer


intent upon some fun


had ended in disaster


and could not be undone.





Rushing to their side


the hospital—intensive care


this could not be happening


life had showed it is unfair.





“She’ll have to learn to walk again.”


My daughter said to me


her voice caught deeply in her throat,


how could God let this be?





A lesson stumbled into August


through no fault of their own,


and families weep the tears today


as they face this hurt alone.





I hugged my child with a vengeance then


it could have been her turn,


sometimes the gift is given this way


in order for them to learn.





She pulled away in the driver’s seat


her seat belt firmly clasped,


her careful turn reminded me


of what she’d learned unasked.





We cannot keep them always near


it isn’t nature’s way.


I know though they’ll be in my heart


as we all reflect upon that day.


Author's Notes:
My daughter's good friends had a car accident this week with disasterous results as someone ran a stop sign and they hit them. Luckily no one died, but it will be a long recovery for at least one of them.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeMelody on April 25, 2009 04:42:06 PM Report
wow this gave me goose bumps. Especially the last part. This scares me because I  have a 13 yr old daughter and its already becoming painfully real. They grow up to fast. great write. Melod
Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on December 18, 2004 10:03:00 PM Report
Ann, this is so sad. I was reading this and was thinking, oh no, don't tell me your daughters friends died. This tugged at my heart. Very sad write. *S* Cynthia
Comment By: Freecuddlytiger on November 13, 2004 03:58:43 PM Report
These types of poems always give me goosebumps and pull at my heart. Very expressive write, I'm sure all who read it will rethink things a bit.




 


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