Averted Tragedy


Ring! Ring!
In silence
Ring! Ring!
In silence
Continuous Ring!
In silence
Talk has ended
Many missed calls
In mobile phone
Beep!
Text message to
Return home immediately
Another text message warning
Sister in law asks her mobile number
Fear engulfs her mind

Rushing home
Awaiting bus
Boarding the bus
Answer the ringing phone
Scolding her for shouting at
His mum
Without asking the reason
Digging out painful memories

During school days
Her primary 4 school teacher
Punished her and shamed her
In front of the class
Without asking the reason
For her retaliation towards
Her bullies
The bullying person only
Report her doings
Covering his doings

His angry tone forcing her to
Apologize to his mum
Retaliate her emotion to reply angrily
But speaking the truth
Of his mother’s
Many shouting and hurtful words
She has been enduring for
Three years of marriage
Abruptly switches off her mobile phone

Arriving bus interchange
Fear engulfs her heart
Mind staggers
First time in life
Not wishing to return home
Thoughts of being scolded
Insert fear into her
Unexpectedly, a nurse friend
Stays nearby
Unexpectedly, her friend’s care
Enable her to pour out
Her nurse friend had encountered similar case
Sharing other’s difficulties as well

Pouring out all her woes
Connection between past and current woes
Tears flow out uncontrollably
Without knowing she is under
Depression
Until her nurse friend highlight
Caringly suggest to visit her past neurologist
Before mental breakdown clouds her

Meanwhile, at home
Quarrel outburst
But ended to
Amicable Discussion
Between father in law
And son in law

Back to her scene
Her nurse friend prays for her
Her nurse friend suggests to
Contact her husband to fetch her
Fear prevents her to give
Repeated caring comforts and requests
Relented her to write down his name and contact
With trembling hands and fingers
Her nurse friend chooses to do so
To prevent her from doing foolish actions

Press the button to call her husband
His tone seems happy but turns to worry
Upon hearing her plight and quickly fetch her
At the meeting station
Her nurse friend introduces herself
Her nurse friend re-affirm to love and protect her
Hesitantly she returns with her husband

Holding hands
Gently apologize
Gently explaining his reasons
Gently care her
As they brisk along the long lane towards home
Thank you for praying for her


Inspiration On: Thursday, 1 August 2013 at 1am
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 3 August 2013 at 7:51pm

This event on Wednesday afternoon 17 July, tragedy almost occurred upon my friend’s life and family. By God’s grace, this tragedy is averted. Thank you everyone for your prayers. She will be very grateful for your prayers.

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9 thoughts on “Averted Tragedy

  1. Oh, such a story of sadness, embarrassment, bullying in school, your shame, then others in life not being kind, a wonderful, dear friend/nurse, prayer and its power bringing all into focus: love will conquer all, through God’s grace, too.

  2. Wow, Yoshiko, this is so sad. Deeply sad this occurs in this world when there is so much room for respect and love – and tolerance and celebration of differences.

    I am so so glad it was averted.

    • Me too. I just don’t understand why can’t we have respect and love despite differences? My siblings and I are very different as well but we still respect and love each other

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