Jerene Entered

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The hospital vomiting blood.

I don’t breathe, until the doctor

Assures us she’ll be okay.

Then, faced with a two-week stay,

And me having to work,

My parents came to pick-up Swep 8,

Jeremy 5, take them back home

To Mississippi.  As Mother

Packed Jeremy’s bear in the trunk,

Face down, big, gray eyes up,

Jeremy said, “No Maha,

Kirby is too little to be locked

In the dark all by himself.”

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Griffonner

Oh, Bless! That statement by Jeremy got to my heart. Cleverly presented to make (us) me want to know more.
Allen

Stormwolf

Beyond painful…expertly portrayed in so few words…The unimaginable pain of a parent who understands.
Alison x

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