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She Died Right There Before Me

To me, she could've said anything I wanted so badly to hear her say, "I love you and I'm gonna try." But all she said is "I just can't stay." She looked away, I stared her down. I needed to see her eyes. She looked at me and that's when I knew... THIS IS THE DAY MY MOTHER DIES. She died right there before me. I watched her fade away. Her eyes were glossing over as I begged her "PLEASE, JUST STAY!" She said goodbye and drove away. I've learned to deal with loss. But, now she says "I'm coming back!" She doesn't know the cost. To me she's dead, she can't come back. She'll have to remember the day that she died right there before me when she said she couldn't stay.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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