Two years ago ... or is it three years now?

Screaming Under Water

I thought I was drowning
As all air escaped my lungs
My oxygen tank floated away
And the water seemed to boil in front of me
As the shark attacked approaching at full speed

Its anger directed at me once again
Three times it bludgeoned me
Although I only remember the first time
My lung had collapsed, my ribs were broken
My pelvis dislocated and shattered into pieces
I was now unconscious, not breathing
Thirty feet under the surface of the sea.

My assistant watched it all from his rescue boat
And pulled me up with the safety rope
Tears streaming down his lovely face, hoping against hope to save me
But he knew his job and knew to pull me slowly
Or the pressure would explode what was left of me

He watched as the shark struck twice again while he pulled
I arrived a broken rag, limp and still. Turning blue without oxygen
He strapped another mask on me for the oxygen to flow
Which kept me alive as he opened the valve full knowing my lung was collapsed
Turned on the motor of his boat and speeded to shore, calling May-Day, May Day
For any helicopter near, but it was morning and there were none about.
Rushed from hospital to hospital, from treatments to surgeries I made it back to life.
But Iíll never forget the time when I screamed underwater.

Poetry by Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-03-10 at 14:56

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Oh my God! You are very special Ashe! i am still under shock to make much sense! you are special and very precious! keep safe!

John holliday
Really descriptive...harrowing.....

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Has it been 2 years? You have given more details in this one and shown just how frightening it was. Big hugs.

Ivan R
You have written about this experience before, but not in this dramatic form,
it is almost like a movie, like "Jaws" ... hugely horrifying experience, not one I would ever like to face ... glad, so glad, so happy, that you made it out alive*

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
What a terrifying, painful experience! You're lucky to have survived. Great title.

Scary story, Ashe. I worry about my daughter & Husband when
they go scuba diving off cruise ships. But she loves it. Hope you
are ok now. God bless.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
i hear it ~