A wake-up call

A mum wakes in the middle of the night

Away from home

She glances around and sees her family

Husband and 3 slumbering babes

She sighs contentedly

And then it comes

She wakes up properly

Her husband dives out of bed

Two boys look bleary-eyed

Confusion

A rush

A recognition that this moment has been long practised for

It needs to be seconds ideally

It takes precious minutes

Mum seizes her sleeping daughter

Throws her over her shoulder

And they run

A door is kicked down

They find themselves freezing on grass

And finally they wake up to just how precious life is

And they will remember

 

Linking up with Wednesday Words for the first time

 

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4 Comments

  1. Stephanie November 28, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    I thought fire too, I hope it isn’t a true story! Sounds very scary if so.

  2. Stephanie November 28, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    I thought fire too, I hope it isn’t a true story! Sounds very scary if so.

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