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An d th in g s sh e saw became scary un real“I must be dreamin g or asleep”“Surely I will wake up soonAn d be back on my j...
An d fig h ts like n ever beforeSh e looks at th is precious g irlAn d sees th at sh e’s fadin g awayHer body is becomin g...
Th e an g el smiled sweetlyan d g en tly replied to h er “No”“I’m sorry Sh an n on but you’re n ot don e h ereIt’s n ot yo...
Sh e tries to learn h ow to copeWith th e pain sh e feels each dayAll th e wh ile kn owin gIt will n ever g o awayAll sh e...
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Down The Rabbit Hole

  1. 1. empowernet work.com http://www.empowernetwork.com/shannonmaxim/blog/shannon-down-the-rabbit-hole/?id=shannonmaxim#Shannon Down The Rabbit Hole……Sh an n on h ad a beautiful familyAn d loved th em with all h er h eartBut kn ew sh e’d h ave foreverAn d th ey’d n ever be apartSo sh e made h er way th roug h lifeDiscon ten t an d wan tin g moreSh e kn ew sh e h ad to keep push in gTo g et away from wh ere sh e’s been beforeSh e’d fallen an d bruised time an d time ag ainAn d still sh e push es on“I’ll be fin e if I just keep movin g ”Just th en , th e g roun d is g on e!Wh en all sh e kn ows as real an d trueHas disappeared from sig h tSh e realizes sh e fallin g n owDown a h ole as black as n ig h tSh e falls quickly an d says to h erself“Oh dear, th is will n ever do”“I was on my journ ey to somewh ere specificAn d n ow I’ll en d up somewh ere n ew”Sh e fell for wh at seemed foreverDown th is h ole so black an d deep
  2. 2. An d th in g s sh e saw became scary un real“I must be dreamin g or asleep”“Surely I will wake up soonAn d be back on my journ ey ag ain ”An d at th at momen t h er feet touch g roun dAn d h er fall h as come to an en dSh e looks aroun d at h er n ew surroun din g sHow stran g e an d foreig n th ey seemBut also like th e h ome sh e kn owsMaybe someth in g in between ?It looks like th e world sh e kn owsBut th ere’s someth in g much darker h ereSh e misses h er family an d wan ts to g o h omeBut th at may n ever h appen , sh e fearsSh e steps in to th e n ew world cautiouslyAn d see a familiar faceA sweet youn g g irl sh e swears sh e kn owsFrom an oth er time or placeTh e youn g g irl is cryin g an d scared it seemsSh an n on exten ds h er h an dTh e youn g g irl takes it an d says “wh y are we h ere?”Sh e replies “I don ’t kn ow but I’ll h elp you th roug h th is lan d”“Wh at’s your n ame little on e?” Sh an n on asks th e g irl“Hailey” th e g irl replies“Just like my daug h ter” Sh an n on saysTh is brin g s tears to h er eyesHan d in h an d th ey ven ture onTh roug h sh adows an d dark of n ig h tBut th ey clin g to each oth er an d truly believeTh at tog eth er th ey will make it out alrig h t.Sh an n on learn s quickly th at in th is n ew worldTh e darkn ess wan ts Hailey g on eTh at ch ildren h ere are soldiersAn d fig h t to carry onTh e darkn ess an d sh adows keep comin gAn d th ey try to fig h t it allEvery time th ey comes it seemsHailey g ets run down from th e brawlEach n ig h t g et darker an d lon g erTh e darkn ess an d sh adows free to roamAll th e wh ile th ey h old to each oth erAn d make plan s for wh en th ey g et h omeIt’s n ot lon g in th is journ ey th ey’re onUn til Hailey can fig h t n o moreSh an n on carries h er th roug h th e dark
  3. 3. An d fig h ts like n ever beforeSh e looks at th is precious g irlAn d sees th at sh e’s fadin g awayHer body is becomin g too weakTo fig h t an oth er daySh an n on ’s determin ed to make h er promise rig h tAn d tries h er very bestSh e carries th e g irl un til th e dark subsidesAn d th en stops to take a restSh e cries “In th e world th at I kn ow, ch ildren don ’t fig h tTh ey simply laug h an d play”Hailey looks weakly in to h er eyes an d says“Don ’t cry Mommy, it’s okay.”“We’ve foug h t an d loved more th an mostAn d I kn ow you did your best.But we can ’t preten d an d you must seeTh at it’s time for me to rest”Sh an n on looked at h er an d kn ew th e truthTh ey’d been livin g in a lieSh e’d been so focused on th e fig h tan d refused to believe th at Hailey would actually die.Th ey rested th ere tog eth erIn th e sparklin g lig h t of dayAn d waited for th e darkn essTo come take th em awayWh en th e darkn ess came for th em th at n ig h tSh an n on stood h er g roun d“Wh y must you take h er? You an d th ese sh adows?Wh y h ave you beat h er to th e g roun d?”Th e darkn ess wh ispered g en tly“I’m n ot th e evil you’ve kn ownTh e sh adows did th is to h erI’ve just been tryin g to take h er h ome”Sh an n on looked deeper in to th e darkn essAn d saw wh at sh e failed to see beforeTh e darkn ess was merely a disg uiseBeh in d it, an an g el an d a g ate – Heaven s’ DoorWh en th e disg uise h ad been liftedA lig h t came th roug h sh in in g oh so brig h tHailey was h ealed an d ran th roug h th e g ateJust th en th e g ate sh ut tig h tSh an n on reach ed out for Haileyan d cried out “No please waitI n eed to be with my daug h ter.Let me th roug h th is g ate”
  4. 4. Th e an g el smiled sweetlyan d g en tly replied to h er “No”“I’m sorry Sh an n on but you’re n ot don e h ereIt’s n ot your time to g o”An d with th at it was all g on eHailey an d th e g ateSh an n on is left with mere memoriesin a con fused an d weaken ed stateSh an n on walks forward ag ainStumblin g in th e lon ely n ig h tTh e sh adows come for h erAn d sh e’s far to weak to fig h tTh ey g rab h old of h eran d try to h old h er downSh e almost g ives inUn til sh e h ears th e soun dA man ’s voice sh e th in ks sh e kn owsCallin g out h er n ame“Sh an n on please come back to me”Sh e h opes th is is n ot a g ameAg ain th is man calls to h erAn d th en a little g irl“Mama please I n eed you”Sh e remembers h er oth er worldSh e fig h ts ag ain st th e curren tOf sh adows g rippin g tig h tSh e fig h t ag ain st th e darkn essTh e lon lin ess of n ig h tSh e feels a wh irl aroun d h erLike a g en tle h urrican eAn d just like th at sh e’s back at h omeBut still sh e feels th e painSh e still relives th e memorySh e still screams in th e n ig h tTh e sh adows still come for h erSh e still tries to fig h tBut n ow sh e’s n ot alon eHer family sh e adoresIs stan din g rig h t beside h erFig h tin g in th ese warsSo wh en th e sh adows come for h erWh en sh e’s far too weak to fig h tSh e h ears th em call an d it pulls h er th roug hUn til th e morn in g lig h t
  5. 5. Sh e tries to learn h ow to copeWith th e pain sh e feels each dayAll th e wh ile kn owin gIt will n ever g o awayAll sh e can do is move forwardBut remember th e lesson s from th at worldWh ere sh e learn ed you take n oth in g for g ran tedAn d sh e lost h er little g irl.About T he Author: shannonmaximI am a moth er of a teen ag e g irl an d an 8 year old g irl wh o is n ow an an g el inh eaven . I love my family an d frien ds. I h ave been push ed down an d kicked inth e worst ways h uman ly possible but I will always g et back up an d use it tobecome a better person . I’m a wife an d moth er, wh o up un til recen tly couldn ’tdefin e h erself beyon d th at. Now I can ! I am a blog g er, a n etwork marketer, an d th e foun derof a local ch arity. An d I’ve on ly just beg un .....

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