Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Motorcycle Aftermath

The Survivor

Mark watched her as she drifted off to sleep once more, lying in her hospital bed.  The tubes and wires kept the monitors clicking in rhythm with her heart and her breath.

It was just to be a simple date, a chance to get acquainted for two people, young and adventurous.  They met at the local coffee shop and left there on his motorcycle.

The air was cool and she hugged him close as they felt the wind in their faces on the open road.  The driver of the car didn't see the motorcycle, as he pulled out into their path.

She was thrown through a fence and into a ditch beside the road.  He lay unconscious beside the car, his arm broken and twisted, his face bloody from the encounter.

The ambulance came to get them to bring them to the hospital.  He was quickly bandaged and his arm set, but she was more serious, her life hanging in a balance.

So now he waits and prays for her, watching for the signs of life and recovery.  And to his joy she opens her eyes only briefly and calls his name,  "Mark", before she again drifts into sleep to heal.

Be aware of motorcycles on the road and give them some space.  Sharing today with Josie 2 shoes for Two Shoes Tuesaday.  Thanks for hosting today's words of drift and date!

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TexWisGirl said...

a very good reminder.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Motorcycles should only be used with caution. There's no protection in the case of mishaps.

Michelle F said...

Thank you for the reminder.

I once had an accident that required 325 stitches in my head.

oldegg said...

Having a loved one lying in hospital after an accident or illness is a sharp reminder how fragile our lives are and how close to us normal activities could be life changing events. We really should get out of the habit of rushing to meet our maker!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Awesome story written with a powerful message that we all need to keep in mind. I have friends who are bikers and their lives are at risk every time they go out on the road. They drive carefully, it's the vehicle drivers that need to exercise much more caution! Very well done, Linda, it tugs at the emotions of every mom who reads this!

Val said...

Motorcycling is not for the scaredy cats like me. I'm sure we all know someone who was involved in an accident. My husband lost his best friend when a drunk driver hit him on his motorcycle. I personally chose not to watch the video - too violent. We all have a responsibility for road safety.

Anvilcloud said...

Too sad and scary.

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