My Nephew Daniel

Colleen Chesebro invited Harmony Kent to supply this month’s #tankatuesday #poetry challenge with a Theme Prompt, and Harmony suggested: The Longest Day.

In September of 2009, this took place in Michigan. Over 12 hours. 

7 pm, the call came

He’s 18, and he’s dead

In a hospital bed

Hit by a truck

Heads shook in disbelief

No, this could not be true

But what could pull him through

That he would live

Praying in circles, small

From all who heard the cry

Raise the request on high

Save this young man

Silence until the call

Eleven fifty-five

Dear God, he was alive

How could this be

Doctors went on record

It made the TV news

They said prayer pulled him through

Not their doing

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


37 responses to “My Nephew Daniel

  1. What an amazing story, Annette, told in verse.

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  2. OMG, the worst nightmare. Did I understand it the right way, he survived?

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  3. D.L. Finn, Author

    What a beautiful miracle! Thank you for sharing this 🙂 xo

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  4. So glad he survived, Annette 🤗❤️🤗

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  5. OH my goodness!! I got goosebumps reading this poignant piece, Sis. Thank goodness, he made it through. 💜

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  6. What a story, with a wonderful ending. I am also glad he survived this horrible accident. xx Michael

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  7. I’m glad of the happy outcome. Thankful to you for having shared your experience with us, Annette. 🙂

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  8. What a wonderful miracle. Thanks for sharing this story-with-a happy-ending.

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  9. Jane Sturgeon

    What a miracle and testimony to the loving energy and power of prayer. A wonderful story told in verse, lovely. ❤ xXx

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  10. Wow, Annette! Powerful experience told in powerful words. Hugs 💕🙂

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  11. My goodness, this was both powerful and wonderful!

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  12. Woah, this is wonderful. Please tell me it’s true and you were close to it🙏🏾

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  13. Wow! That would definitely feel like the longest day every! So happy he survived! Great poem, Annette! 🙂

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  14. What an incredible story and you’ve masterfully captured it in verse. Beautifully done, Annette. 😊

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  15. Wow! This was a modern day miracle! A beautiful and inspiring poem. ❤

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