Daily Prompt: If you could pause real life and spend some time living with a family anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Pausing time for a little while,
I fly like a ghost, unseen, to
Visit a family tucked somewhere
In that corner of the earth.
I see the father, returning home
Exhausted from work, and yet,
Stalling his entry inside.
I see the mother, worriedly
Carrying medicines and water
To a daughter hooked to a tube
In the dark room upstairs.
I listen in to their fears
The father’s fear of making money
To allow his precious child to live
The mother’s heart which quakes
Every time her daughter breathes
And the daughter’s sorrow at her parents
Having grown so old because of her.
And yet, as the father walks in,
The wife smiles and holds his hand
And announces, “She’s doing okay”,
And as the father gazes at his daughter,
The kind of happiness you find only in heaven
Lights up their lives in that brief, eternal moment.