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The telephone rings

Alone
In the house
All is quiet
All is peaceful
The telephone rings
‘Hello’ I say
You answer me
Tell me you’ve
Had an accident
That you rolled the car
Misjudged a bend
In the thickness of fog
I ask if you are okay
You tell me yes
Just shook up a little
The seatbelt held you firm
Or it may have been
Another story
The roof and windscreen
Battered smashed in
The car a write off
I don’t care
I need to see you
Check you are okay
Emergency services
Come take detail
Upturn the car
Back onto its wheels
Insurance will sort that
I call you again
Worried
Not knowing where you are
If anyone has got to you
You answer
The police are with you
They will drop you home
Still I am anxious
I wait
Time is endless
I just want to hold you
Know you’re not concussed
That you are fine
Because I know
You would not want
To worry me
You get home
I embrace you
Look at you
Your eyes are
Clearly showing shock
We get a drink
We sit we chat
We are thankful
The telephone call
Could have been
So very different
Had you not had
Your seat belt on
Or been going faster
Or involved another vehicle
I’m so very grateful
You were spared
To return back home to me

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Comments

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 7 years ago

    His Guardian Angel was obviously on its toes. Lovely writing very moving.

  • Pagly2
    Pagly2about 7 years ago

    OHHHH PHEWWWWWW……I would have called you …ohhhhh so glad everything is ok…..
    hugs…….

  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisabout 7 years ago

    Thank you both. I certainly count my blessings and his, you really don’t know what’s around the corner!

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueabout 7 years ago
    that dreaded phone call could easily turn your world upside down, well expressed
  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisabout 7 years ago

    Thank you, you’re right Susan, and it comes when you least expect it! Appreciate your comments.

  • pollyh
    pollyhabout 7 years ago

    Beautifully written!

  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisabout 7 years ago

    Thank you Carol, appreciated.

  • sleightflow
    sleightflowabout 7 years ago

    Flash, Flash, Flash…. this took me a while to work over. It’s jarring, a bit choppy, and at first I was uncomfortable. Then though, I found I was seeing each moment in the minds eye like I have seeing things during a crisis… how you must have been feeling at the time. When the heart is skipping and one is fearing deeply, there is no time for lengthy or flowery prose, there is simply urgency. So I love it… it grows well on a reader I’d say, and I’ve seen a number of sides to you… I think I’ll search on more, if you don’t mind…

  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisabout 7 years ago

    Search ahead, feel free. Thanks for your honesty and reviews/comments. I tend to try to write so the reader has simple understanding and immediately familiar with where I’m at, I do not have one style or form hence the pen takes me.

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