The Hardest Goodbye

January 25, 2009
By Amelia Parent, Mont Vernon, NH

I awoke to a grey sky on Monday morning.
Without another glance, I ran to the computer for an update.
I scrolled through the entry and my heart fell to the pit of my stomach.
You passed away earliar that morning, while I was asleep.
But you're better now, I should be happy, right?
No, I never got the chance to see you one last time to say goodbye.
Tears slide down my cheeks as my parents tried to explain.
I never thought that I'd wake up one day and you'd be gone forever.
I curl my hands into fists and punch the desktop table.
It's painful to have to handle the hardest goodbye, especially if you're not ready for them to go.


The author's comments:
My Uncle inspired me to write this because he passed away after a two week stay in the hospital. Rest in peace, I love you!

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anomalei said...
on Feb. 8 2009 at 3:43 pm
good imagery, but a lot could still be done here.


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