Craigslist Ad

Craigslist Ad

A Poem by Barbara Walker
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The impression a craigslist ad made on me

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On Craigslist, people post many ads for rentals, autos and items for free.
One day, I read an ad that made me feel so very sad.

A woman was having a surgery and needed someone to act like they were giving the woman a ride home, when in reality once they were out the door, the patient would take a bus and go home, alone.

Ads for rentals, jobs, autos and items for free, but, one day I read an ad, that made me feel so very sad.

© 2018 Barbara Walker


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Barbara this is the modern world we live in. Humanity is dying. And you are like me. This really gets to you. That someone is so alone and has no one to turn to for company for friendship, they had to advertise on Craigslist for a ride and that was for company and also going to the hospital alone is not fun for anyone. That is truly awful.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Dawn. I did find it so sad. I replied to the ad, but she had found someone to give her a .. read more
Dawn

1 Year Ago

I agree totally with you Barbara, at least you reach out your hand of friendship. I am sure that mea.. read more



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wow! you have a tender heart Barb ... and brave too .. Craig's List scares me .. never been there ;} you didn't need to poetise this at all did you?! the lonliness and simple human need of this woman is heart striking for sure ... but Craig's list is not always what it seems .. not sure i would answer this if ever i did visit the site ... and that is sad too isn't it ... love on ya girl!
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

9 Months Ago

Thinking about all the surgeries I've had would have made me a sucker for a sad story and pretty vul.. read more
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

;} ................ color me cautious :)))
The new world. People are forgotten. It is sad when people have no-one to assist. Thank you dear Barbara for sharing your amazing words and thoughts.

Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

9 Months Ago

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
I was in a similar situation 6 years ago after major neck surgery & being in the hospital for 2 weeks. They wouldn't let me go home unless I could prove that I had someone at home to take care of me (I didn't). I went home alone in the boondocks & learned to walk again over 2 years without help & without the physical therapy they were going to force upon me, if I didn't prove I had other plans for my convalescence. It wasn't allowed to do things the old-fashioned way *smile* I love your share & your caring attitude (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Margie. Huggs to you, also. I had major neck surgery too, 3 times. The last time was for.. read more
barleygirl

10 Months Ago

WOW! I'm proud of you for getting thru it!
Loneliness is becoming an epidemic. While we may be in "contact" with more people than ever via modern technology we are less in "touch" with others than ever before I think.

It makes even me feel incredibly sad for those of us who go through life in relative isolation, not by choice... but by insecurity or illness or other unpleasant situation's/circumstances. En masse I believe that mental health is on the decline and neuroticism and insecurity is on incline. At least, this is what I see in my little corner of America these days, I can't speak for the rest of the world.... but I would be quite happy for us to be wrong on this. (I don't think we are). I'm glad you shared this story, not enough people talk about things like this and the only way to effectively reverse this trend is to do exactly that.

Hope you've been well Barbara, I've missed you around this place recently.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Hi David, thanks for reviewing and kind words. I don't get to be on here as much as I'd like. It hur.. read more
With a D Dave

1 Year Ago

Who cares about me? Write more.... constantly.
Barbara this is the modern world we live in. Humanity is dying. And you are like me. This really gets to you. That someone is so alone and has no one to turn to for company for friendship, they had to advertise on Craigslist for a ride and that was for company and also going to the hospital alone is not fun for anyone. That is truly awful.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Dawn. I did find it so sad. I replied to the ad, but she had found someone to give her a .. read more
Dawn

1 Year Ago

I agree totally with you Barbara, at least you reach out your hand of friendship. I am sure that mea.. read more

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Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker

Lake Havasu City, AZ



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I am retired from the Postal Service. I find I write poetry to help myself through difficult times and I have written many poems in response to the chronic pain I've been living with for over 30 year.. more..

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