The Call

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: March 23, 2019

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Let me tell you a little story about
The call that changed my destiny
It started with a simple text message
Hey Wild ... are you at work today?
Instantly the video intercom alerting me
That he was requesting entry into my office 
A former coworker; but also a best friend
My administrative skills he had requested b'cuz
He needed assistance with the preparation
Of some paperwork for an upcoming trip
He & the boys were taking off to celebrate
His 29th Birthday at Sunbeach Hotel
A place I'd introduced him to a few years ago
Quickly, Cuba became OUR second home
He yells out to me from the boardroom
Wild ... you're com'n with us right?
B'cuz ya know girlfriend; I ain't goin' without you this time
We're gonna do it BIG this time b'cuz we're visiting 
Varadero, Matanzas & Havana; all in one week
He reminded me that I was the reason
He'd fallen in love with Cuba
My mind was racing a mile a minute 
My heart was pound'n right outta my chest
I was so tempted; but deeply conflicted
B'cuz I absolutely love LIFE in Cuba & I'll 
Never turn down a bona fide offer to return 
Knowing it would be fun to tag along
As I photocopied; he continued to beg 
Until I finally said yes ... yes I'll come
In that millisecond I vividly remember 
This other little voice speaking to me
Not audibly; but from somewhere 
Deep down in my Soul
I sensed a higher power at work here
Yes it's true, my friend was the one speaking
Saying the words I could actually hear but 
The voice coming from the depths of my Soul
That I believe now was God calling out to me
My only job that day was to answer HIS call
B'cuz HE obviously had a different agenda
As my path was once again being intercepted 
B'cuz truth be told, I had already made plans
However; I hadn't shared them with anyone
Not my family & even worse; not even my kids
Only my girlfriend knew of my secret trip
For my own safety, I had kept my plans 
A secret b'cuz I was still being lured
By the con-man from Tobago
I'd spent so many sleepless nights
Wondering what the truth really was
I was tired of the bullshit & so many lies
That I couldn't help but question 
Would it be safe enough for me to return
For a visit & to see my friends?
To the Caribbean Island that I love so much
But God spoke to me on that day &
In that millisecond when I finally surrendered
I experienced a life changing moment
Quite literally that decision to alter my plans
To suspend my ticket and instead 
Book a ticket to go to Sunbeach Hotel
With three Christian guys; all from Jamaica 
It was that decision that saved my life b'cuz 
I didn't know it until later; but
There was a HIT ordered on my LIFE
If I were to EVER step foot in Tobago again
B'cuz I've been BRAVE enough to speak
About the atrocities that he had committed 
Thankfully with this divine intervention
That day I FINALLY made the right choice & it's
Why I'm still here ... writing & sharing my story 
That week away was a turning point in my life
I knew in my heart that I'd been spared
B'cuz I've still got work to do here
My LIFE saved; but more importantly my Soul!


© Copyright 2020 Elizabeth 'Wild' Roberts. All rights reserved.

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