On hearing the news my breath caught in my throat, my heart began to race and adrenaline coursed through my body. I felt grave concern for our friend as I read of her horrific accident. Yet with each word I was transported to the moments of my own horrific accident, reading the description of her…

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It was the 11th of July 2008; the day was a Friday. We were taking our girls, Caitlin (8) and Brianna (4), to Melbourne for a short holiday. It was a beautiful, clear and sunny day. The girls were chatting in the back, I was having a snooze in the front passenger seat which I…

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I was left cold The loss So very alone The loss It had hurt The loss Cold inside The loss Numbing cold The loss Spreading out The loss Paralysing me The loss Can no longer sleep The loss Can no longer dream The loss My innocence Lost   © 2011

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Careening! Shocked! Losing control What was that? Oh such woe Spinning! Flying! Thundering down What has happened? Oh god not now Children my children Have they survived? Yes one is screaming One half buried but alive We must rescue them now Quick take flight My door won’t open Oh god what fright Can you reach…

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