18 Feb

I’m linking to Real Toads and d’Verse Poets for the open links.  Sadly, this is how my morning started, and we’ve now had that confirmation that the school where I work has lost one of its students.

waiting and wondering
that’s what kills;
no–flames kill
did they kill him?
“…home caught fire last night
just before midnight
rescue crews were called…”
news reporter’s voice
echoes through my mind.
Please just be nasty rumors,
not the true kind,
the kind that torture while
you wait for confirmation
your friend isn’t walking
through those doors ever again,
our friendship consumed
in those late night flames.
waiting for confirmation
waiting for sadness
waiting for the worst
waiting with tears
mourning already

8 Responses to “Waiting”

  1. brian miller 18 February 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    ugh. i am sorry for you….i lost several students last year…one that i was really close with and ate lunch with daily….so hard….

    • Teresa 18 February 2014 at 5:58 pm #

      With 1600 students in the school and me working with only a handful, I actually knew this one too.

  2. Other Mary 18 February 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I’m so sorry Teresa.

  3. Grace 18 February 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    That waiting can be agonizing ~ So sorry to read about this ~

  4. claudia 18 February 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    oh i’m so sorry to hear this teresa… lost for words… it’s tough..

  5. Jim 18 February 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    This is bad news, Teresa. It makes it worse when they die so young.
    People aren’t supposed to die until they reach our age or plus.

  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) 19 February 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Loosing a friend, an acquaintance always touch your heart… And I could very well understand that waiting was the worst.

  7. margaret 20 February 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    The waiting, the hoping everything will be fine… the news finally arrives. It is all so hard to understand. I’m sorry.

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