Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A moment that changed my tears.

Yesterday, I drove home crying.
I was sad.
I was distraught about life.

Yesterday, the phone kept ringing.
My mother, my friend.
Chattering, chattering, chattering.
While I was consumed with my life.

Yesterday, I sat with a friend.
I was venting.
I was hurting.
I talked his ear off.

Yesterday, the phone rang again.
It was my friend’s mother.
His father had shot himself.

Silence.

One single moment.

Yesterday, I realized,
My worries were no longer significant.
My tears fell quickly for someone else.

Yesterday, he would change.
His father’s life,
Was more significant than the problems
I thought were important.

Yesterday, I sat in silence
As my friend left for his impending doom.

Yesterday, I cried for someone other than myself.
For the first time in five years, I looked to the sky,
And prayed for life.

4 comments:

Brett Climan said...

Thank you Kim.

Anonymous said...

That's a powerful expression with words, Kim. All I can say is, Amen...

Bo

Anonymous said...

getting out of self is always powerful..perspective and time. I pray for you and your friend.

Grace said...

Two very powerful posts Kim, thanks for both!