When Everything Seemed Perfect

Evanns M


A brand new family A mom, dad, and a beautiful baby Just bought their first house together Who knew that phone mom had would be the end of little Haley? But for now they’re riding together blissfully Singing songs and planning for their next adventure in Sicily When everything seems perfect no one sees what’s truly happening Once a door is opened it’s often hard to close it Repeatedly distracted and so far no fatal accident A repeated action often develops into habit And then a way of living Then thoughts of invincibility begin to kick in And suddenly past warnings seem too distant Danger isn’t real when you’re so alive and kickin’ Those two seconds of distraction become consistent A repeated lapse in judgement Or maybe it’s conscious reckless action Some think life is decided by our choices Some think it’s decided fatefully But for that little baby Haley, For her, it was decided fatally.


We often fail to recognize the looming dangers in our lives when we feel like everything is going well. We become too comfortable, even reckless. Life begins to seem easier than it really is, and eventually it decides to show us everything we’ve blinded ourselves to and all of the unforeseen consequences of our actions- and we’re powerless to stop it. Finding the boundary between living in the moment and living responsibly is challenging, but compared to the challenge of cheating death, it’s a worthwhile pursuit.