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My Father Is Behind Those Doors

Updated on June 22, 2011

I can hear the echos in the hallway while looking at the big cold doors in the cardiac waiting room. My father is behind those doors. We are waiting for answers. Everytime the doors open and someone comes out, our hope rises. We begin to ask ourselves, "Could this be it? Could this be the person bringing us news to comfort our ears?" No, it's just the nurse moving from one room to another.

The lady across from us shares the same hope. We are all waiting for the news of our loved ones. They hold the fate of our emotions in their hands. Conversations amongst family and strangers avoiding the obvious. Where is the heart surgeon? The cardiologist promised us he would be here.

My sorrows lies on my shoulders. As my sadness enters my heart.

Toe to toe

Face to face

Breath to breath

I take it head on. I let it overcome me. I play the scenarios of what if in my head. Again the doors open but we are not chosen. My very being is compromised. The connection of my emotions with those doors are ruining me.

Finally, the heart surgeon emerges from the darkness of the doors. I was happy to see him but sad to hear his voice. The scariness of the news came over me like a hangover.

The sound of those Damn doors closing and opening. Opening and closing. My father is behind those doors and his heart is broken.

Please say a prayer for my father. Thank you for reading my hub. God bless you.


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      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you Romancer. I am so glad that you stopped by. My father is out of the hospital now. He just came home a couple of days ago and is doing wonderful.

      Romancer, Spirit Whisperer and MysteriousOne. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers :)

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      7 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Ms. Sassy... I went through the motions with you on this one. Your emotions were expressed very well. This was very well written! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May the lord continue to bless you and your family...


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      7 years ago

      So glad to hear that,Ms.sassy. I will still keep him in my prayers!

      Blessings, my friend!

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you MysteriousOne....He just had a quadrouple bypass and he just came out. He is gonna be fine. They are taking him to recovery now. :)

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      7 years ago

      A very heart-felt read, Ms.sassy. I will definitely keep him and you in my prayers!

      God Bless!

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you Spirit Whisperer

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      A very touching read Sassyk. The way you wrote this hub conjures up all the feelings you must have felt and I can hear those doors that separate you from your Dad opening and closing. I promise will say a prayer for him tonight.


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