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Tic Toc as Time slips away
by Rose M Rideout

Monday, October 01, 2012
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My brother is in the hospital after having three heart attacks over the past four days and as he lay there my mind believes this is what's going through his mind. All prayers accepted. Thank you.

Tic Toc as Time Slips Away

October 1, 2012
By Rose Marie Rideout

One second, that’s all,
One breath, one miracle,
Tic toc as time slips away.

The heart hurts,
As it stands still for the moment,
Tic toc the seconds slip by.

Help screams in the dark,
Cries through the stillness,
Help has arrived.

A miracle happens,
God doesn’t want me yet,
Yet the time slips away.

I lay there in the hospital bed,
I wonder what He has in store,
As the time slips away.


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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/20/2012
I hope by now he is btter. I will keep all in my prayers....M
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 10/8/2012
Hello Rose: You and your brother are in my prayers. God bless you both through this difficult time. I hope by the time you are reading this that he is doing better and you are rejoicing in his recovery.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/8/2012
My Prayers Are With You Rose
I am so sorry to hear about this
I hope your brother embraces the Lord
and God Love
All My Love & Prayers with the band of the Lord's Angels
Vickie xx
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/5/2012
many prayers for you both Rose.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/4/2012
So sorry to hear; I just got out of hospital on Tuesday, Tuesday night; was in for five days (dehydration). Feeling much better; taking it easy. Prayers for you and your brother!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Joy Hale 10/4/2012

God bless you and your brother as you both go through this difficult time. I am sending healing prayers and the best of wishes for a speedy recovery... with you as his sister, I feel your prayers will bring him through! A most tender poetic offering, written with love.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/2/2012
I am sorry for such difficult times--my heart aches for you and for him
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/2/2012
He appears so young. May he recover and his heart grow stronger.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/2/2012
MAY GOD BLESS HIM!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/2/2012
Aw...this is absolutely beautiful, prayers go out to both your brother for a speedy recovery and you for the strength to carry him for a little peaceful...

Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/2/2012
may your dear brother make the speediest recovery;
stay strong!

Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 10/1/2012
My prayers and thoughts are with him and with you.

Love ya!

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 10/1/2012
blessings of wellness
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 10/1/2012
Dear Rose, I pray with you with my heart for your brother. May God send him speedy healing. Amen Love Emile
Reviewed by Marion Burton (Reader) 10/1/2012
Sounds beautiful Rose and you most likely are right about what is going through his head. You write such beautiful poetry. Love you Sis.
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/1/2012
Rose, I am offering my sincerest wishes and prayers for your brother's speedy and full recovery. The poem is very touching and, having sat by the bedside of many a faltering loved one, I suspect it reflects your feelings to a degree at certain lines. The way it is so hard to get a full breath, it hurts the healthy heart too, to care so much. Mental hugs for you! Take care of yourself at this difficult time so you can be there for brother. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by D. Vaineo 10/1/2012
Sorry to hear about your brother,Rose. He will be in my prayers...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/1/2012
Having been there I know what cousin Bill is going through and you captured it well in this verse, so I hope he has a speedy recovery and will get over to see him as soon as he is allowed visitors.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 10/1/2012
You know, Rosie, that I am not a praying kind of person. However, I do wish the very best for your brother and those that love him. I sincerly hope that his "Tic Toc Time" slows to give him and all those that love him the days, weeks, months and years needed to bring your brother into middle, then old age.
Your friend; Mark
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/1/2012
My prayers are with both your brother and you, Rose. May God bless.
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