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The Dreaded News

The call comes at three in the morning; no words are needed. 
The news is expected almost desired.... 
The voice says she passed in her sleep peacefully tonight. 
The funeral home has been called and are on their way here. 
"Yes, I will let Wayne know...." Wayne? Says I. 
No response, silence. Wayne's breathing is even and regular deep sleep has over come his mind tonight. Peaceful sleep has his thoughts. 

Wayne? Spoken a little louder and a face caress. Wayne rolls over and goes back to sleep. Why do I have to break his sleep with the news??! 

Wayne!! He mumbles and goes back to slumber, so peaceful. 

Shoulder shakes, shoulder shaking several times. 
A deep breath lets me know he has come out of the deep sleep.... 
Wayne are you awake?? Yes. 
They called and said your mom passed. 
When? Just a few minutes ago. 
Your dad doesn't know yet. 
Allen is going up to the nursing home. 
Silence, and hugs... 
What should I do? Wayne says sleepily. 
Wayne says, I will go to the nursing home and see her before they come to take her away. 
I have to stay here with our sleeping son. Wife says sadly. 
I love you!! says both.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Good morning Lovely Doris,,, stopping by this lovely write once again.... SO happy to see you on the poetry soups Home Page... Congratulations, with your Featured Poem of the week... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:50:00 AM
    as LInda said... touching work of true life and love between all, Doris.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 1:09:00 AM
    a very touching write... Doris, thank you for the visit...means a lot to me...LINDA

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Stopping by with a happy mother's day note... Doris, happy mother's day ..xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 1:14:00 PM
    My thoughts and condolences to Wayne and yourself Doris, I wish you well for the future.."

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 4:25:00 PM
    oh i'm glad i stopped by to read this Doris,,this is so sad and sincere..

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Sad news .... we are never prepared for such messages .... never. - #-Rest in peace. - # -xoxo / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Thought I would stop by and read a poem. Hope you are doing okay. Thanks for all the comments you have given over the years.