Poetry Short story

Dear dearly departed,

How could you? How could you? How could you?
That is usually the third thing we think of when we look at your cold dead eyes;
Like a fire, you vanish in an instant and we’re filled with shock
Then the shock paves way for denial
And denial opens the door for resentment…

How could you? How could you? How could you?
This is where most of us land and refuse to depart from.
We want to know the why and the how and the when and the where; but we want all that from your cold dead eyes…
We hate you for leaving, we hate you for giving up, we hate you for leaving us in a world of chaotic mess, filled with darkness and plunged with unknown plagues.
You shielded us from that? Now who will be our shield?

How could you? How could you? How could…you?
Like a leech, we want to hold on to that anger. Because once it’s over, the guilt crawls from the upper floors down to the living room.
Then we hate ourselves the most…
We didn’t call enough, we didn’t check on you enough, we didn’t spend time with you enough;
Then we’re left to answer the maybe…
Maybe if I called enough, maybe if I checked on you enough, maybe if I spent time with you enough…would you have fought? Would you have stayed?

How could you? How could you? How could you?
But you can’t answer your questions because your lips are sealed.
And we can’t answer ours because you are dead…
Dead, dead, death…
I guess there was nothing to say and you left
Leaving us to stare at your cold dead eyes.

How could…you? How could…? How could I?

By lonelyheart

The more lonely I get, the easier it is for me to write my story

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