Patricia Kelley

Rookie - 36 Points (March 11 1957 / Oklahoma)

Sudden Death - Poem by Patricia Kelley

You get that dreaded call.
You shake.
Racing to her arms,
Feelings of helplessness,
Overwhelms you,
You pray.
Bargaining for just one more day,
To say, I love you!
Just to find that it's too late.
You cry.
And cry more.
Looking for answers, you search your mind.
Going through the files of your last words,
Then it comes.
You realize.
It was the last time you saw her.
Your last conversation,
You had closure.
Knowing that she loved you,
Your time together a gift from Heaven.
Whether long or short,
You realize how precious life is, wanting to hold on a little longer.
You fight against the clock.
As you go into shock.
The clock goes tick tock.
Wanting one more breath,
Never wishing her to taste death,
Your will is for her to live longer than you.
You think.
This can't be happening.
I just saw her.
Then suddenly, she's taken like a roaring violent wind in the night.
Her heart stops.
The doctor walks out, and says, he did all he could.
Your heart pauses.
You find.
You're no longer a mother.
Her life taken,
You die with her, not feeling life.
You become numb as a wife.
Not understanding what gets you through the days, weeks and months turn into years.
You just went through sudden death

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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