Almost Lost

mzcrazybtch

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shopping I told her to remain by my side
running through the store she would leave out of sight
I call to her repeatedly - patience running thin
other children playing - kids will be kids
at the register the cashier gave her a lollipop to lick
I thought to myself now she's happy and will sit
looking over my shoulder she was calm yet tired
could've never imagined what was about to transpire

I paid for my clothes and then turned around
my daugher out of sight and nowhere to be found
I remained real calm and called out her name
should something even happen to her I'd be the one to blame
yet she wouldn't answer and I started to worry
The whole store got involved as we searched in a hurry

In and out the aisles we called and we searched
my stomach in knots wondering if she was hurt
I became a bit angry and couldn't accept it
as I told the employess she's sick and epileptic

Branching outside - searching all stores on the strip
a mother's worst nightmare - something you'd never depict
fifteen minutes seemed like an eternity
yet she was finally found and returned safely to me

Standing there living a mother's greatest fear
I held her as I reprimanded - eyes flooding with tears
Mind racing at what could've happened - what would I've done
She's the apple of my eye - my only one!

Driving home, head pounding as I quell my thoughts
Sanity shattered
nightmare coming to an end
knowing my daughter
was almost lost
 

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omg! :eek: Wow Im sorry to hear that mz! Im glad you found her! I know what you went through Ive seen this happen with my own eyes many times when I used to work in the retail business.

I can tell you stories.

Anyways Im glad all is well...and must not for once lay your eyes off of her when going out. Because shit happens so fast.
 

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Thanks, Ant. I realized with her it's a matter of establishing complete obedience. A parent can't always keep an eye on a child every second. You have to be allotted the freedom to shop or be in any public place and your child to sit or stand obediently at your side.

It's a difficult and traumatic thing to go through and it's got to be worked on. I can't alienate her from the public or myself because of her. She will learn to understand the importance of doing what she's told.
 

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wow, mcb, i'm glad you found your daughter! i can only imagine how you felt because i was trying to read through the poem so i could find out what happened!
you know, its ashame that we have to keep such tight leashes on our kids....its because of this sick world we live in today. I'm only 31 and it wasn't like that when I was a kid!
oh well!! i'm glad she's safe. :)
 

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Thanks....you're Michelle - I'm 32 yet back in those days it appeared our parents were stricter and even instilled fear in our hearts where we didn't dare do anything without permission. (not even use the bathroom) And if it means that I have to be the same then so be it.
 

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Man, glad she is ok. It's amazing how real life becomes poetry. Your words are amazing.

Manny
 

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thanks Manny...my whole life is practically expressed through my writing. So much more left to write about.
 
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