7 The Fire part 1
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The door slammed as Mama said “you’re going to be late for school Shawn, Gerald I will be back in a few minutes, I’m going get a babysitter. Wynetta, my older sister left with my mother to go to school she was supposed to wait for me. Our lights were off and I could not find my other boot. Gerald where is my other boot? I screamed; mad because I was left behind. I do not know, well you better find them I need to get to school, and you had them on last night. The other one under the bed, well get it then. I watch Gerald grab the candle from off the nightstand and go around to the other side of the bed, Paul my one-month-old lil brother was sleeping in the bed, as Gerald bend down out of sight. Paul was going to sleep until mama got back, we did not know back then Paul had Downs Syndrome, he also was deaf and mute. The Fire happened so fast that before I knew what that light and noise was, the entire mattress was ablaze, this was in 1977 when they were made of cotton, Paul looked at me as soon as the mattress caught fire, I grabbed Paul out the bed before the flames burned him, had I been at the foot of the bed he would have been burned. The Lord placed me right on side of Paul as the bed caught fire. I ran to the end of the bed with Paul in my hand, as I told Gerald to grab Charles and me grabbed Charmaine. I screamed everybody follow me as I lead them out the door. My Mama had a friend that lived in the projects right behind our duplex we lived in. We ran to her house , I knocked on her door and told her our house was on fire, She called the fire dept. and I noticed Charles was not with us, and asked Gerald were was Charles he said he ran back home. I told the woman my little brother ran back in the house. The Fire Dept. showed up as we when back over to get Charles, they stopped us and kicked in the door, Charles was laying there not moving as they grabbed him and took him out of the house. We were gathered together near the street when a white car pulled up and a woman got out and put us in the back seat, wynetta was already in the front seat, she was crying. I saw my Mama come around the corner and she started running toward the shell of her home that she would never step in again. The Fireman grabbed her and the woman started fussing at my mother as the police arrested her. What was going on why they are taking my mama away from us we suppose to leave together? The woman got in the car has the ambulance pulled away with Charles and another car pulled up and that woman took Paul from out of my arms.Charles would later pass on to heaven at the tender age of 16, he passed in water(drowned), instead of being burned by "THE FIRE.Paul would later pass on to heaven at the age of 23,He just when to sleep. I had to make that decision to let my little brother and Best friend go,his lungs began filling up and i knew it was nothing the Doctors could do for him!!! He took apart of me with him that day, but his passing made me search with my heart on how to find God to understand life. How could the two babies i saved that day still end up passing at a young age? I have 12 brothers and sisters, and yet it was the two babies i saved from the Fire that when to meet the Lord first. PLEASE READ ALL MY STORIES TO UNDERSTAND WHY MY WRITING ARE IN THE ORDER THEY ARE IN. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.
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