The Note

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The Note

Son, I am sorry.
I had always hoped
that your mum would go first.
Finding her like this,
cold and lifeless,
has broken my heart,
torn me apart,

I love you
and your sisters,
and the grandchildren, 
of course I do,
mum was my rock,
my strength, my support,
my raison d'être.
Life without her
would be unimaginably bleak,
an existence, not a life.

So, I am sorry, but it's my choice
and there are worse ways
to end everything
than a bottle of best malt
and some happy pills.
When you find us,
take comfort in our togetherness
and tell the others
that we love you all,

16 Comments on “The Note

  1. 😢 my Dad passed 2 months after my Mom, he often would say life’s not worth living without her. They were married for over 50 years.

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  2. Touched but that cheats those left behind of a few more years and indirect contact with mom. Good post. Posted and missed, I think in one of my down times.

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