Not a poem, but a statement

I lost my youngest daughter.
She killed herself.
She said she was so sad she could not go on.
She was brilliant,
She was driven,
She was creative,
She was talented,
She was a wonderful daughter.
I’m left here
With nothing but memories.
I have her cat,
I have her washer and dryer
I have her living room furniture.
I have her afghan,
I have her kitchen supplies.
I have her pocket book and billfold
Just as she left them.
I have a few articles of clothes,
I have her pictures.
I have her memories.
These are simple words
For something so complex,
For a void that is so profound,
That makes my grieving heart
Scream her name.

These words are all I can come up with because I am empty with nothing but pain that fills the void. I keep it simple today, about something that is far from simple.



About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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3 Responses to Not a poem, but a statement

  1. Topaz says:

    Praying for you!


  2. katriter says:

    So well said. ❤


  3. jayjayblackk says:

    Stay Strong your a brave woman. Grieve naturally grieving should not be mourning over someone’s death but celebrating someone’s life. In my Caribbean culture we have the wake in which we party at the persons house and celebrate there long life following up to the weeks till the funeral. My love goes out to you and your family please keep writing!


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