An odd sensation was all she was aware
a pain and the darkness
awoke suddenly alone in her apartment
as if from a deep sleep
everything seemed exactly as before
yet different was so sure!
On the large settee she found herself laid
adjusting her blurred vision
her pet dog came to lick the hanging hand
but never felt the sensation
concerned sat up it was then she realised
life had been deprived!
Her body was on the settee white and still
yet she seemed so real
the dog slowly backed away as if in fear
her husband came in
from a night shift and to her side ran
a tired shattered man!
She had loved him now could not touch
only watch as he tried
to revive the woman he had just wed
phoning for an ambulance
in shock laid beside her loudly praying
their pet with a ball playing!
Paramedics came very quickly with aid
watching expecting the light
her husband holding their fluffy pet dog
hearing every word they said
both tried everything to start the heart
not wanting her forever to part!
Surely it was too late life had now passed
but a weird sensation
more pain a deep breath and a gentle kiss
a warm hand gentle breath
knowing she was back alive and not alone
really hearing his soft tone!
Upon a stretcher drips in arms on oxygen
heading to the medical centre
heard a voice an image of her dead father
faintly saying not your time
my precious child but I am always near
later was certain she did hear!
Eighteen months seemed to have flown by
their dreams had come true
back in hospital for birth of their child
the problems now melted away
happily over time her strength grew
incredibly life had begun anew!
The Foureyed Poet.