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The Time of Rememberence

Updated on November 3, 2015

My heart…caved in and seems to be malfunctioning.Blood rushing through my veins, takes a back seat and reflects…‘Is it really worth it?’White blood cells my shining armor, protector and guardian who once could slay the most deadly viruses known to mankind, now struggle to maintain its glorious reputation.Fighting to breathe, craving for energy only to realize its once shiny armor was now crippled, laughed at and forgotten.

Bones become weak and fragile, just taking a few steps feels like I've won a gold medal.The doctor thinks I haven't got that much time left.

He says'…Spend time with your loved ones…'

My eyes close for a minute, utter silence wonders around the room as tears slowly roll down my face.There's a moment of awkwardness as the doctor pretends to be busy looking at his memos and giving me advice on what to do next.The room feels cold, upon the windows the trees look dire screaming for help. I can tell by the sudden twitching under the left eye, and the constant readjusting of his tie,the growing intensity of this realization that tomorrow is truly not promised.Constantly growing wanting more space to share its frightful pain.He helps me to the door and asks,

'Are you okay?

I close the door, take a minute and grunt ‘Why do I feel this way?’With the little strength I have I clench my fist swearing vengeance to whoever took my heart.

Caved in.’

Such words float through my mind as I stood there in the hallway watching the world go by. Everyone seems to be walking past like I don't exist. The only thing to keep me company was the bottle in my coat pocket, enticing to me to indulge in misery and self-pity. The nurse runs to me and ushers me outside,pointing to the sign which states ‘Drinking is not prohibited here.’ FINALLY!!!Someone has spoken to me… well in this case given me an order but I didn't care, just that delicate yet commanding voice suddenly triggered a bolt of energy back into my life.

I quickly fixed up my shirt hoping she would want to have a conversation. However, as quickly she came she went back to attending other patients, and there I was left once again helpless and not knowing what to do.

My legs give way and I stumble towards the ground my eyes were blinded by darkness. Lying on the ground with no movement to my body and time is no longer needed everything stops.

'One more push ' my heart screamed. At this point there was nothing to lose. I slowly open my eyes yet still there's darkness. I squint a bit harder,a hole appears, a little hole and in that tiny hole, there lies hope and there it is what I'd been missingLove’.

In front of me love calls with open arms.An overwhelming feeling of guilt took over my body. My face no longer stern and cold but more so sympathetic, I never meant to offend love. Confused I was broken and too scared to make a move,His voice was hitting every bone in my body so pure and vulnerable I just couldn't stop shaking. Love looked at me and I looked at love.Scared? Yes. Petrified? Most definitely.I knew this was my chance to feel alive again. I leaped towards love and in that moment there was life and my heart splurged through the caved walls and pumping blood to its organs better than before and there I was…born again.

Still lying on the floor with a smile on my face for I knew that caved in was a thing of the past, love resides here now.


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    • The original Eman profile image

      The original Eman 5 years ago from london

      Your comments are awesome mate , Your words are so encouraging and it keeps me on the right track to pursue to writing short stories. Your a blessing

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Eman , You have an unussual and very impressive way of writing , I like it when I can "see " the story unfolding ! I wish I had visited here sooner !........Write on man write on !

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      BeyondMax 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      It's a beauty, told from the heart. My imagination morphs me with your characters and it's like I live their story with them... I even felt chilling draught lying on the floor, though I know I shouldn't have...

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      Heart4theword your comments are embraced with open arms mate.I'v very happy you enjoyed this piece and i hope i can do the same with my others.

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      Eman, you kept me on the edge of my writing chair:) The chosen title, captured and drew me to this hub-page! Great job:)

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      lool @ leptirela . I agree with what your saying and thank you for liking my style of writing. What I hope for is for someone to read my words and let their imagination take them to a place they couldn't have gone too before.

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      Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Despite being 'young' hahaha I still think there is a lot of depth in this short prose style of story ...

      I think it is then up to the reader to tell what your doing here :) its not one or the other but what suits the reader to take away with them self...

      I like your style , I do.

      I usually h\ave issues with dialogues but your doing great,

      VOTE UP

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      Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

      Now I'm afraid if I'm caved in just by reading this hub. lol I loved it and the message across..

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      daniel beckford 6 years ago

      this is really good stuff thank you for sharing this.

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      Thanks Nell , love does conquer all let the whole world know that lol

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      Lord your a very good writer so its means alot that you liked this piece keep on writing i will be following lol

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      Joseph De Cross 6 years ago from New York


      Sure this is a good one. the pic on the top gives us an erie intro and that works. Glad to read this hymm to love that conquers all. Voted up!


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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, love conquers everything is the motto of your story, and I found it really interesting, I wondered how it would end, nice one!

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      Lela 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      It is better. Focus a bit more on the grammar and sentence structure. There are sentences without punctuation and no space between one sentence and another. Makes it a bit hard to read.

      But you are heading in the right direction. Keep going!

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      thanks cherylone i defiantly agree we as humans need to feel more alive and forget about the negative that can be around us but focus on that love we have for and another

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      Cheryl Simonds 6 years ago from Connecticut

      I like it. I think you hit on several points of love and feeling more alive. Keep writing.

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      Thanks ardie and spot on with that comment we all need love we cant enjoy life without it

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      I really enjoyed reading this. Love really can make you feel more alive, cant it?!? Voted Up

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      spot on hopefully the world can do this one day and then the world would be a better place

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      Lela 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      How true. As the saying goes, if you want to receive love, you must first give love. I hope you figure out how to give and receive!

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      The original Eman 6 years ago from london

      lol thanks austinar its a short story to be honest i wanted to focus on the struggle llife has if you dont know how to love

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      Lela 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Hard to tell if this is a poem or a short story. That's what my English professor would have said anyway.

      Good luck with your writing, it looks like you will develop your skill over time. (Ah, to be young again).


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