Saturday, July 07, 2007


He is not coming back



She sat in her car in front of her home facing the bird cage that is now setting in the front yard empty with the door wide open. Her tears kept on coming as she cried in silence. Next to her was a UHAUL truck and a for sale by owner sign. She kept crying for her exotic bird that flew away as the cage was to be transported in the truck. She decided to keep the cage in the open filled with bird food with the door wide open. She hoped that her bird will come back. She cried more as time went by with no sign of the bird. It was the exact wrong time to lose the bird. She did not cry on losing the her house and now with the bird gone she could not take any more and tears kept on coming. Her dreams has shuttered and her life have spiralled so fast before she got a chance to come to terms with it. Few months ago life was good and she and her husband were enjoying their retirement living in this condo. Then he got sick with pain and fever. He was reluctant to see a physician as he has no insurance. The pain which he wished to just go away did not. It actually became worse. He had no choice but to see one. Nothing is wrong with you.. He was told, so he waited more. The pain got worse and became unbearable. He ended up in the emergency room. It turned out be a perforated appendix that is now complicated with abdominal abscess and sepsis. He ended up in the hospital with multiple surgeries to fix what could have been a simple problem. He recovered from his illness but he could not recover from hospital bills. He ended up clearing his accounts and now the condo is scheduled for foreclosure. He placed for sale in a hurry with a hope for a buyer. Today they are moving to a small rental apartment. But she wanted to stay longer in tears hoping for her bird to come back..

2 Comments:

At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Butterfly said...

This is an incredibly moving story! Thank you for sharing.

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Haitham Salman said...

Butterfly,
Thanks for your visit

 

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