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Calling the family in

May 23, 2014
By PoetryGirl96 PLATINUM, Ramsey, Illinois
PoetryGirl96 PLATINUM, Ramsey, Illinois
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I got the call around 6 that night and my grandmas throat was rasp.
She told me I need to sit down because this info would be hard to grasp.
She told me that he was dying and they were calling the family in.
I didn't think I would see him like this.
I didn't think this was the end.

I got to the hospital where we waited in the waiting room.
My grandma didn't want me to see him.
She said I was to young, it was just way to soon.
I told her I can handle it,because he was my best friend but I didn't think or didn't realize what I would be walking in.

He was lying on the bed with machines all around, slowly breathing. Breathing in and out.

I held on to his hand, so scared to hurt with my every touch.
I cant believe this was happening this was all just to much.
I was his littler girl
his small little twin.
Why did God want to take away his life.
I didn't want God to take him.
I held on to his hand, sitting quiet with a silent prayer.
I couldn't cry or speak.
All I could do was stare.

I felt his hand loosen its grip and I slowly started to cry.
Its breaks my heart everyday that I couldn't tell him goodbye.

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on Jun. 2 2014 at 9:08 am
PoetryGirl96 PLATINUM, Ramsey, Illinois
40 articles 0 photos 8 comments
I would love to read some of your poems! And yes it was from my great uncles death and it was a horrible experience. I was very close with him, he was my hero. Thank you for your comment it really means alot that someone thinks i have some talent. Hard to find people like you these days!

on May. 30 2014 at 6:51 pm
raysofsunshine GOLD, Lakebay, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"It's not about the happy ending, it's about the story."

This is so sad, good job clearly getting the emotion across. My grandpa died so this poem really touched me and it sums up the emotions I felt when he passed. Amazing work and if this poem is based off of personal experience I am very sorry, I know how hard it is to lose someone you love. My poems are definently not this touching but if you could comment and vote on my ballad On the mountain and on my haiku Pink Rain I would really appreciate some of your feedback, you have a gift for writing!