A Fathers Demise

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Gone from this world, but never our hearts.

Listening to your words as we traveled, state by state. I would have never imagined that they would sting this bad.

The nostalgia, emptying my soul of happiness while I look back on the fond memories of the lessons you taught me.

I almost forgot the day we were in the car, you were telling me about how you tried to look at all the positives.

How beautiful life is, and how even through everything, you appreciate the fact that life exists, how you're alive.

Irony quickly brought down it's iron fist, and swiftly took you away from me, and in the hospice room, where I watched you
breathe your final breath, I heard a very somber "I love you".

With that, I watched your soul escape your body, and I heard the flat line.

I sat there for what seemed like an eternity, a moment of silence if you will. So you could rest in the peace that you deserve.


Submitted: September 03, 2012

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