ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Quick Scare

Updated on August 20, 2015

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


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      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.

    • DWDavisRSL profile image

      DW Davis 

      3 years 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.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years 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.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      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.

    • Sparklea profile image


      3 years 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.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)