This Should Never Happen…

I received a call

It horrified the hell out of me

My best friend was in the hospital

I dropped the phone and sat down in the chair

My thoughts were inconclusive

My mother took me to the hospital

We rode in silence

Not a word was spoken between us

I quickly found my friends room

I sat down by her side

I couldn't think of a thing to say

We sat in silence

Neither looking at other

Her face was covered with cuts and bruises

As was the rest of her body

Soon our other friends arrived

We all sat in silence not looking at each other

Finally she broke the silence

"Thank you" Was all she said

Silent tears ran down all our checks