A Quick Scare

In Seconds Life Changes

A good morning with the weather kind of dismal

No immediate plans

Relaxing as my body starts to come to life

We could hear that destinctive sound

One of a loud truck

With a siren slowly getting lower

We had hoped not

Our fears had been realized

As the fire engine pulled up next door

At our elderly neighbors house

The loud sound of doors being shut

The clanking of metal

As one fireman puts out tire blocks

I watch as another fireman heads for the front door

Soon after an ambulance pulled up

Quickly two paramedics are all business

They are well trained professionals

Head into the house

I can hear my neighbors dog barking

Even my cat is on alert

Poking her head up

Another friend of the neighbors has arrived

Look at the time

Where has a half an hour gone

When did the police arrive ?

So many things happen simultaneously

I hear my other neighbor calling my name

What happened ?

I'm not sure

The bottom line

We both hope she is alright

Now the waiting game continues

As we talk

I heard she took another fall

I knew she took one weeks ago

That was a different time

Even though we also had things to do

We acted as if time was endless

Nothing else seems to matter

Our conversations stopped in mid sentence

I can see the neighbor now

They are wheeling her in a stretcher

The womans voice echoed

Breaking the code of silence

I later learned she was off to a near by hospital

To get checked out

She was having severe back pains

Then couldn't walk

We don"t see each other often

When we do it's real

Caring for one another

It's not just the woman next door

She is an extension of our family

So sweet and loving

Friends like her

Are not easy to come by

Wishing her prayers

For a quick and speedy return

Back home were she belongs




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Sparklea 15 months ago from Upstate New York

I hope by the time you read this you have heard good news about your neighbor. Thank you for the journey into your mind and heart as you watched all the events take place. This has happened many times with our next door neighbor. He was a college professor who has many health problems. We don't see them often but our neighbors always emerge when something happens to another. Beautiful the way you wrote this. Blessings, Sparklea :) I see the hub editors have removed the voting, they are always making changes.


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DREAM ON 15 months ago Author

Sparklea They say no news is good news. A family member has been to her house to get a few things. We are still praying for her. Life gets so busy. It's a shame we all have less time for the people in our lives. Between work and our daily responsibilities. Even sleep has been limited to six hours a night. I appreciate your story. We all do what we can while we are healthy. Thank you for reading and sharing. Maybe the hub editors have something better. We will have to wait and see. Wishing you a happy and healthy day.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Nicely said and I will put in prayers that your neighbor is soon up and about and home again. Hope you and yours are having a good weekend.


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DWDavisRSL 15 months ago from Eastern NC

I see it has been a couple days now since this happened. I hope you have received word that your neighbor is going to be all right.


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DREAM ON 15 months ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee I think if we all looked out for our neighbors it would bring whole communities together. Making them so much safer.DWDavisRSL I have busy but as soon I hear anything I will let you know.Thank you both for all your love and support.

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