Saturday, September 7, 2013

That Tragic September Day



I remember the dream of a terrible accident
someone had been hurt on a September day
I saw a body, the paramedics, in a haze
and... I watched in horror in my sleep

I felt the anguish of a dream, a premonition
of what would come in the near future
I couldn't see his face , knew not what to do
who to warn, who to save, oh what a fate

I saw an angel hovering over a limp body
whispering soft words, a tremble of fear
I felt the dirt under my nails, the smell
of blood, painful cries of those nearby

I remember the chilling phone call...aching silence
as the nightmare unfolded a tragic reality
I knew who was fighting for each breath
as fate played out before our eyes

I cried with your family at the news
sense of strong will & a host of prayers
I had faith you would survive
under a watchful wing you healed..

I remember that day in September
it will haunt me to the end of time
I thought if only I could have warned you
bonded by a dream, silent screams


I remember that day in September...

authors note: This is dedicated to a friend...I remember...like yesterday..

















posted for dVerse

25 comments:

  1. god, i would not have wanted that vision and been left with the eerie responsibility that i could have done something and not known what to do...i was flying that day and in the air when it happened...

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    1. Hi Brian,

      This is not related to 911 it is actually a separate incident but, still one that has weighed heavily on me and I will never forget. This is why dreams are so important to me and I listen in the night for clues.

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  2. This definitely leaves me with a few chills. Yes, I think one has to pay attention to one's dreams, and then you wake up and find that the dream had really happened to someone you knew. If I am reading correctly, despite the tragedy, he did heal though. I hope this is the case & true. A powerful write this week, Truedessa.

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    1. Mary,

      Yes, he did heal..I debated on posting this poem but, the prompt came at the anniversary of the event so it spoke to my heart and the words just came like a river of emotions. The timing of "I remember" really was amazing as I was actually remembering this dream and the outcome.

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  3. Oh this was strong and personal... September is beautiful, but seems a month were a lot of things can change for worse... that foreboding, and then a phonecall... it came out very strong.

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    1. Hi Bjorn,

      September a month of gradual change as we shift from summer into leaves of fall. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Feel the pain. very strong!

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    1. Thanks for reading my heartfelt words.

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  5. oh heck - this one lies heavy on the chest - it's so tough if you know and yet don't know really and can't do anything and wished so hard you could've --- ugh-- leaves me with a chill

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  6. I'd be like weird and on my way
    Then watching it happen wtf I'd say
    Eerie and weirded out
    Wondering what it was all about
    Feeling awful that i didn't stop it
    With dreams you sure have taught me a bit

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    1. Glad I could teach you a bit
      hope you never experience it
      have a great day at your bay...

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  7. SO powerful. Very gripping to read. I most loved the angel bending over the injured one.

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    1. Sherry,

      Always, nice to have your visit. How are you dear friend?

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  8. A very good read. The grief is so poingant and felt in the words.>KB

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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  9. ... what a burden to carry - to wonder if such a dream will come again, if you are correct in the interpretation - if you will have time to make a difference. I can't imagine you sleep well.

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    1. Dreams are the gateway to life..we just need to search out all the clues then perhaps we can make a difference.

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  10. sad thing to remember... but they make us who we are

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    1. That is very true each experience makes us who we are..thank you...

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  11. How sad dear ~ This is terribly touching ~

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    1. Sad indeed but, healing comes within the hands of time.

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  12. What an incredible burden to carry.

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  13. Interesting read here...time...I hope so for you.

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  14. Truedessa ... thru all the sadness and anguish you have created a thing of beauty. Thank you.

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