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June 18, 2012 / sharoncopy


I wrote this about the time that 4 year old David was lost for a short while in and around the library in Germantown (Philadelphia.) It’s the closest I’ve ever come to feeling total panic; yet I had to reign it in because I didn’t want to frighten Julie, age 2.  Pretty sure I frightened him with my tears and fears later, though, but I could no longer hold it in afterwards.


By Sharon L. Bratcher

Little boy – missing.

Little boy – wandered?

Little boy – lost?

Little boy – taken?

Scream forced down.

Wild eyes searching

Employees helping = some comfort

Little boy – gone!

Little boy – God, help us!

Little boy – found!!!

Relief, thanksgiving

Tears held back

Employees found him.

Best hug ever.

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