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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 … ?

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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

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  2. This is really good.

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  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.

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  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

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    • 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.

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  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.

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    • 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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