‘Am I going to die?’
‘What grade am I in?’
‘Am I going to die?’
No, stop talking now.
‘What grade am I in?’
Alright no more questions, stop talking now.
‘Ok, but, am I going to die?’
You’re not going to die, now stop talking.
‘Yes but, what grade am I in?’


When she was 12 mini-monster went to a friend’s Birthday party after school. An hour later my friend bought her home.
She had a black eye appearing, bit of a bloody nose and was rambling on and on non stop. I was furious, thinking someone had beaten her but…..
Apparently she’d been in a hammock and had asked the boys there to swing her around in it but, she wasn’t holding on and of course she came flying off and, smacked her face and head on the ground
My friend said, she wasn’t sure if she was ‘play acting or not’ because she wasn’t behaving ‘quite right’ She was asking the same handful of questions, over and over and over non-stop.
We drove 45 minutes to the hospital here in town and the doctor told me she had a concussion and that sometimes they can lose their short term memory for a period of time.
If she asked me those same questions a thousand times in 24 hours, it would be an under-statement and to say it was scary to see it is another under-statement.
She still doesn’t remember a thing about that party. Concussion is not to be taken lightly at all.

Shared with G-Man’s Friday Flash 55

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

16 thoughts on “Concussion”

  1. poor baby!! 😦 it must have been scary for a mom! I would have freaked out for sure. Interesting play on the word 🙂

  2. No, concussions are not to be taken lightly ever. That confusion capture in your poem gives a feeling of uneasiness that the person suffering from concussion feels, and one so young. Appreciate you sharing your experience.

  3. I do hope she is alright and yes, concussions are very serious things. Years ago, when my brother, was still a child, my Aunt was in a tree knocking fruit down and accidentally dropped a rake on top of his head. It took quite a time before he was alright.

  4. love this,

    everyone will die, but hard to predict the actual time, which is the reason your 55 is superb.


  5. Oh, dear no… concussions can be serious. I hope she feels better. She might never remember but you sure will. Once my son fell on a playground bridge in preschool and broke his nose. I will never forget that day.

  6. haha you could have told me this first, then I wouldn’t have laughed as I read. Now like Brian I feel bad for laughing too. Geez.

  7. DD2…
    Now THAT was a scary 55!
    Great contribution!!
    You got it goin on…
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  8. concussions can be scary things honestly…esp if they happen to your kid…so i felt a little bad in laughing at the first reading…

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