By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
One night I was playing tag with my cousins. I ran to the street to cross it ... I don't know what ... made me stop barely in time to keep a car front hitting me. The lights were out on it ... it was at night time.
I remember how my body froze, somehow 'drew in' ... my arms went up in the air ... to keep it from hitting me. I began to tremble when it went pass me. I ... almost ... died that night.
I was going to spend the night with a girl who lived several blocks away. I had my bag with me ... I was excited as I walked. I heard a train coming as I grew close to the railroad track.
I debated whether to run in front of the train ... or wait for it to go by. I decided to run fast across the track. As I began to run, my foot went between the track and the little 'ditch' beside it.
The train got closer to me ... I could see the big, round light! I was panicking ... I was trying to pull my foot out. My foot came out, and I began to run without my shoe ... oh no! I have to get my shoe, I thought.
The train horn was blowing as I ran back in front of the train, to pull my shoe out of the track. I almost ... got hit.
There have been a lot of 'almost' times in my life. I have been very fortunate to come this far in my life. I learned things the hard way through the years, thinking I was ... different; I could do things no one else could. I fooled myself. I learned from all my mistakes.
I wonder how many 'almost' times ... stand out in your life? Can you remember the times you ... almost ... made an exit out of ...your life?
I can't remember all the many times at many places, times in my entire life. Trust me, I've had my many ... 'almost' times, when I ... almost ........
Photo/Story Credit: Both belong to me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka &grannygee
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