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72 Hours Left Behind

Updated on June 20, 2011


I had a series of unfortunate events these past 72 hours. I am greatful that I have been chosen to be some sort of light for others when they are in need of help. I got some really bad news that I just couldn't believe. A rape, a runaway, and several broken hearts. I ask myself why must this happen to the ones I love? So in turn I wrote this....

Thanks for reading....


Three days of news left behind

But linger deep within my mind

A series of unfortunate memories

Several tied up lines 911 emergencies


One call, Two Calls, Three Calls Four

What should I do, I ran for the door

Cries for help and a reach for my hand

I do my best to be utilized on this land


Runaways, rapes, and a broken heart

72 hours of tragedies, No button to restart

I wish I had the ability to make it go away

I am sorry I am human but I promise I’ll pray


Words are exchanged, In need of hope

It’s hard I know it is, grabbing on to this life rope

They say God Chokes but doesn’t strangle

Even if our life strings get all tangled


I am here to hold your hand as your friend

I promise I will be here until my end

I do the best I can even if my life isn’t perfect

Believe in the one who will never misdirect….


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      marellen 5 years ago

      These people are very lucky to have you as a friend.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Mar,and I am lucky to have them!! Thank you for stopping by. It truly was sad hearing about their encounters over this weekend.

      smiles :)

      bella

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      bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

      It comes back at you, my dear friend for life...

      Your touch has changed my life...

      billy bear...

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      On a sad note but never the less a beautiful scribe. So happy to read that you will always be there for a friend, we all need them there for us and in this very tragic case you were there. Bless you my friend.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      May they heal quickly in God's love and your gentle friendship. What a terrible time for all of you.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Billy, Always never look away for I am right by your side.

      Saddle, I didn't know how to react but I just listened I couldn't be of any help more than just being a ear. I try my best in every which way to apply what I know and thats it. Thanks for reading my dear friend!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Hyph, I ask for the same thing. I want to do so much more but there is only so much I am able to do. Thanks for reading!!

      smiels :)

      bella

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Sorry that you find yourself in a storm. Sometimes an ear is the very best thing. And valued friend is the best title.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      You are truly a Wonderful friend to those you care about and I'm sure Strangers as well. This was so Beautifully written Bella...So much Truth. That line, "They say God chokes, but doesn't strangle"...Wow that was so Powerful in its self. I am in-awe.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Mck, Thank you I am sorry to and I wish there was more than words I could offer. I pray for a prompt healing process.

      B., Thanks a bunch yes that line you pointed out is said in spanish and my grandmother always reminds me lol so I use it!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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      PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

      Heart wrenching/so well written/bittersweet. Blessings...

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Pen, You are too sweet always you take the time and stop by to pay me a visit see ya soon

      smiles :)

      bella

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      I am so sorry you and your loved ones went through all that in the past few days. You are a great friend to be there for them, I know it can be such a burden sometimes, and it can be hard, but someone has to be the strong one, sometimes its them being strong for you. We all go through bad things in life. and struggle and fight to survive the every day, and God puts obstacles in our way to make us stronger, to make us appreciate the good. to test us. and Honey I know You will pass any test he throws your way!

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Sunshine, It felt like if it was call after call and txt after txt was nothing but bad news but I think I did pretty well and was there. I am sorry these things happened as well. But like you say things must happen as tests of faith nothing that occurs should happenn but sometimes it is a must to tell us to pump our brakes or see the flashing red light and hey more like a wake up call but I thank you for your warm and kind comments they mean a lot and also thanks for thinking highly of me it is truly a great feeling knowing I have people that believe in me.

      smiles :)

      bella

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      No problem! Thats what friends are for!

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Indeed a special friend you are!!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

      Bless your heart for being there for others. I applaud you and think that this was just wonderful! Be blessed always..:-)

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Jo! You are truly kind. I am truly sorry for not emailing you back in response to your question you asked me I will be sending you the information soon!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Sounds like you didn't go on a picnic in the park this week end. A good friend is hard to find. Bless you.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Always, no I cant say I had a nice picnic this weekend very horrible news this past weekend I left out some other things but yeah!! Thanks for stopping by!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      This was truly caring and beautiful Bella. It says so much about the person who wrote it and yes I also believe that you friends are very lucky to have you in their lives.

      I push all buttons except funny of course.

      Have a great day.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Eid, I thank you with much respect.As I am very lucky to have them in my life as I am lucky to have you virtually!

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      Royalmark 5 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      Accept my sympathy but I know your friends are proud of you. Nice lines.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..well the writer is reflected by her/his own writing - and that makes you an angel who is only human but has a heart of poetic gold.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Royal, Welcome to my world! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and views it is appreciated!!

      Awwww thanks Epi you are the greatest!!

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      Royalmark 5 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      :-) Thanks, Bella.

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      skellie 5 years ago from Adelaide

      Stand strong and bless you all! What a beautiful friend you are. Awesome poem, awesome and up.

      Cheers skellie

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