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That Call We All Fear


When A Family Member Isn't Well

Most days come and go

Little do we know

There will be times we don't like

A call left in the middle of the night or early in the morning

That comes unexpectedly

Some things we can't prevent

Telling us news we don't want to hear

Sometimes it's a death

We are blessed if it was only a fall

That still doesn't change how serious it can be

How our hearts sink

No matter who it is

A relative that we are not as close as we like to be

We are still born or married into this family

The truth is

We know it could be us on the other end

Life has no guarantee

It does remind us to be happy

Make the time we have special

We know nothing lasts forever

For me it was my brother who has taken a fall

He tripped over an ottoman

He hit his temple

He is home and resting

I am pleased to end my poem with a happy ending

Unfortunately, many stories don't end up that way

My heart to all those that have to deal with the grief, pain and suffering

That better days will come

Where we can get on with our day and our life

Cherishing the people and the love we hold prescious


DREAM ON (author) on March 05, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE Some days we start off on the right foot and then we begin to do the downward slide. I try to pick myself up when that happens it is not always easy. We all have good and bad moods. I start my day with the greatest expectations and little by little they get whittled away. Not by my doing by outside forces. Until I find out that somehow I must have started a chain reaction without knowing. So I begin with me and work my way out. Then moving on I learn and make a few mistakes. Each day realizing I have grown and am a better person because of it. Some people make life look so easy. I keep on saying today is the day. I am having a good day and looking for ways to make it better. Off to work soon. Then my day can go two ways. It can continue to exceed all my thoughts and keep creating positive vibes or it can go sour real fast. Leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I am glad those days never last. Thank you for reading and always sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 26, 2021:

Count your blessing now.

I hate those unexpected calls that make one's heart sink.

We truly don't know what the next moment will bring.

I'm glad your brother is doing okay.

Take care & enjoy each moment.

DREAM ON (author) on February 26, 2021:

Umesh Chandra Bhatt A poem is only as good as the reader who enjoys it. I am happy to see your visit. Thank you for all that you do. Please, stay safe and have a good afternoon. The weekend is almost here.

DREAM ON (author) on February 26, 2021:

DW Davis I love to hear about parents that are living a beautiful long life. May they stay healthy and safe. We do the best we can. Talking to them as often as you can. I am sure makes their day so special. Our parents did so much for us now it is time to return the favor. Have a great day and a nice weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on February 26, 2021:

John Hansen I have yet to think of all the times in the past that we soon forget when things blow over. Then I think of what everyone else experiences. Sharing is caring. My brother had a close call. Time off work and rest. He is a diabetic so he has to be extra careful. May you have a carefree and fun weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on February 26, 2021:

Harriet Dionela I keep trying to explore the world of everyday life with a fresh new look. Sometimes the stories come easier than others. A working process. Thank you for spending timer reading and sharing. I hope your day gets better and better. Have an awesome Friday.

DREAM ON (author) on February 26, 2021:

Ann Carr My brother is home and on the mend. They said he had a Cronic Stroke in the past two years not necessarily now. He broke a few ribs. Thank you so much for your caring and support. I hope you stay safe and have fun at the same time. It is Friday. A busy day for me. The weather turned nicer. That makes everything feel a little better.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 23, 2021:


DW Davis from Eastern NC on February 22, 2021:

With two parents in their 80s, and my dad in precarious health, every ring of the phone brings anxiety.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 22, 2021:

Wonderful sentiments Dream On. I think we all dread that unexpected call in the middle of the night, (even during the day sometimes.) i am glad your brother is okay and recovering.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on February 22, 2021:

Thank you for this lovely poem.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 22, 2021:

I hope your brother is recovering well. It's so easy to do great damage when anyone falls, but especially the older ones.

Yes, we never know what's around the corner and we should make the most of each day as it comes, and cherish any time with each person we manage to see. This is a timely reminder to live for today!

Keep safe and well and enjoy your day/evening.


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