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In The Midst Of Life


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The siren startles me
From my aimless thoughts ~
I watch the ambulance
Jockey for position
At the crowded intersection ~
And I think of the
Anxious hearts awaiting
Its arrival ~ straining
To hear the first notes
Of its wailing cry ~
Counting down the
Life of a loved one
In agonizing seconds ~
Storming heaven with
A mix of threats and
Pitiful entreaty ~
Making deals they would
Have scorned just
Moments prior ~
So much resting on
The swift arrival of this
Vehicle of mercy ~
Will it be in time … ?


Author: Melody J Haislip

I'm either a transplanted East Coaster or a born again West Coaster. My heart kept pulling me toward Oregon, and when I followed it I found my dream, which I am living daily. My dream of becoming a writer has come true as well. I am in the company of people who speak my language, and the sense of community is healing hurts I didn't know were there. I am very grateful for my enormous good fortune.

11 thoughts on “In The Midst Of Life

  1. Reblogged this on Human Relationships and commented:
    In The Midst Of Life


  2. This is really good.


  3. So true. Every time I see an ambulance with lights and siren going I say a prayer both for the patient and the ambulance attendants. I have seen ambulance wrecks.


  4. *WAVES* Hello Melody ^_^

    My heart always skips a beat when I hear the siren and see the lights. Prayers are indeed being said. Such a great poem. I hope you’re well. xoxo


    • TJ, thank you (insert warm hugs here), and yes, I’m fine. I’ve been spending more time in the ‘real’ world than the writing world lately, but I think my Muse is back in town, so I’ve got my fingers crossed. I see you’ve been busy and you’re looking as sweet and lovely as always. Take care, my friend.


  5. You fashioned what many think about when time is of maximum importance.

    Whenever I hear sirens I bless and thank those going to the aid of someone in the community. These dedicated professionals seem willing to do everything within their power to help another.


    • It’s a dangerous, often thankless, job and it requires heart and compassion, as well as medical skills and the ability to make split-second decisions. The public needs to do its part as well.

      I have waited for that wailing cry more than once myself.


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