Last goodbye.

The last memory of my mum, I share with you tonight:


Mum gave me those moth eaten clothes to wear,

Fed me dried raisins and the stale bread,

Then a glass of salty milk,

Tear stained, her lips were sealed,

Silently, I swallowed it in.

She ignited the oil lamp,hollow and dark.

Just as her eyes, it was red and black.

Small and dim, it was empty inside.

Kissed me with those dried lips,

The blood was fresh, she quickly swiped.

She told me shut my eyes,

Covered my face and said goodnight.


The letter was hidden behind the box of razors, the paper had many cuts many words scribbled too.

It was red, dried and stained

The black ink echoed this way:

‘Mama will be back soon, my child,

Just rest your eyes and don’t miss her tonight,

For she is going very far, close to the moon

The stars shall tell you, it’ll be soon.

Mama is sorry, to leave your side.

She loves you, stay strong, my child.

She never wanted to say goodbye,

But this is how everything will be fine.

_ Goodbye.


38 Replies to “Last goodbye.”

  1. Oh goodness! This brought tears to my eyes! I don’t even know what to comment!
    God bless you! You are a very very strong girl Shivani! I wish that a lovely person like you gets all the happiness and success in this world! More power to you!πŸ’•Your mum must have been an amazing woman! Wish her soul all the peace!πŸ’•

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    1. Hey Gauri,
      This is a work of fiction.Thank you so much for this beautiful and kind comment, this means so much!!❀

      I hope you’re doing well, more power and happiness to you!!
      Have a good day!😊🌸

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      1. Oh! I am so sorry! I misunderstood!
        On another note, I am so glad that this is fiction! I got so worried!
        Yeah! I am better than before! Thank you so much for the lovely words Shivani and thank you so much for being around! This means so much to me! You have no idea! πŸ™‚
        You too, Have a great day ahead! πŸ™‚
        *sorry for the lack of emojis* *hehe*

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