Unbelievable Relief

Blood, blood everywhere. I try to open my mouth to scream

And instead it’s my eyes that open weakly. Pulled out of a dream and flung straight into horrid reality. Only I can’t comprehend this reality, my mind won’t let me.

Unwillingly, against all common sense, I look around as much as I am able. Everywhere, it’s everywhere. On the edge of my vision I can see that the floor’s covered in it, the walls have gleaming streaks of red, even the ceiling sports some of those streaks and spatters. It looks as if someone has brought a can full of red paint, dipped a brush in it and started swinging wildly.

But it’s not paint; it’s blood. It’s blood that gruesomely decorates these walls. There’s so much blood it barely seems possible. It can’t be from just one person.

Stupidly, I glance on either side of me, filled with a sick curiosity to know if I am the only one lying here, curious to know whose blood it is. Blurs, forms, shapes, its all I can see. I can’t understand why. Pain, I feel no pain. Surely I can’t be hurt. Surely I can’t be dying. It’s not possible, it’s not conceivable.

As if to prove my point, a shape looms above me. I can make out the face, the smiling, gentle, protective face.
‘It’s ok’ the voice whispers. ‘The pain never lasts.’
I try to say that I feel no pain, but I realize I do, even though I don’t want to. It’s in my abdomen, my chest, my back. But it is fading. The doctors had come. They would fix me soon.

A hand reached down for me, pulling me up until I realized that I could stand. I look around and I can finally see everything.

Other people, all with smiling, gentle, protective faces are helping some others up. They look like ghosts! Their bodies still lie on the ground! My body still lies on the ground!

The doctors will come, but they are too late for some of us. Sadness hits me. Although the pain is now gone, I still feel sad.

Walking towards the white light, my angel beckons.

Goodbye Mom and Dad. Goodbye my dear friends and family. I will miss you all until you come join me. I love you.

Looking back, my angel beckoned again and smiling, we followed our angels home.

Unbelievable Relief


Port Deposit, United States

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