Monday, May 21, 2012

Caressed (Part 4)



News came. I don’t know how I heard it, but I did. And I couldn’t digest it. It couldn’t be real.


I stand in the corner wearing a black dress. It’s raining. I let myself get wet. I can’t go close to anybody. George is lying in a black coffin, far away from me. Soldiers surround the coffin. People salute as the coffin is buried. I can’t see it all. I run away to the woods and remain there, just hoping that George would return somehow. 

Months passed and so did years. 
George always said that time would heal the pain. It didn’t. I loved him and I still do. 
He left but he gave me a part of him. 

Jake holds my hands tightly as we walk to the graveyard. He’s four. It’s his first visit to his father.
I kiss the grave softly and tears start filling up my eyes. Jake sits down on my lap and wipes my eyes. “Dad is looking at us mom. We have to be brave like he was.” He looks into my eyes and kisses my forehead. 
The sun shines on us. The light highlights Jake’s blonde hair that was cut short. Just like his father’s. I hold him tightly and we sit there for hours. He was just like George and he is ours. 
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Thank you for all your lovely comments and appreciations :) 

Love,
Philo 

38 comments:

  1. what a tragically sad ending- but it is bittersweet as there is something to remember George by. Really amazing!

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  2. A sad ending but a wonderfully convey story. Thank you for sharing it with us all here :-)

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  3. Philo,

    Touches the heart. Well written.

    Take care

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  4. Aw...this brought a tear to my eyes ~

    Thanks for sharing this ~

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  5. oh, heavy with emotion seeing that little one there in the end...his words brought a tear to my eye...

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  6. Touching!! Beautifully touching! :)

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  7. OMG...that was really touching...had tears in my eyes while reading again from the start...
    You r a wonderful writer...
    Hats Off...!!!

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  8. A sad ending but the gift is worth the pain.

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  9. Juhi looks like you will become a good tragedy queen when it comes to writing:)

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  10. you could have been born in ancient greece and writing tragedies :)

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  11. :-(
    nice story philo.....

    waiting for next...

    anu

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  12. Beautifully Touching. Beautifully Amazing.. Read all 4 parts in 1 go.. Its just mind blowing Philo :)

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  13. Hai Philo...
    So impressive story.
    Nice work..

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  14. Awww. This is so sad, but I was glad she had Jake. George still lives in Jake. It's a happy ending after all.
    Amazing work,sweetie! :)

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  15. Will come back to read it. :)

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  16. Beautiful!
    Sad,but really extremely beautiful!
    <3 x

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  17. Aaaawww... Nice ending PhilO.. bitter sweet one

    great story PhilO!! :)

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  18. Aw :( sad but beautifully written

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  19. Amazing story as usual :) weelll ddoooonne <3

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  20. Lovely Philo! I just moved by the simple but deep emotions in line. Good attempt :)

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  21. da word is WOW yar! bt lil upseting too :( bt hopes nva leave n dats a fact ! loved da story :) u r great indeed :)

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  22. Hi Philo,:) I miss your blog!! And this chapter made my eyes teary,..so touching.. I always love how you convey words and emotions.. Keep it going Philo, love yah!!

    More hug and kisses!:)

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  23. with your words, u made everything alive, we can see a picture in front of us..

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  24. Ah!...That's so sad...Very touching and heartbreaking story!

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  25. loving and poignant, filled with tears but also love.

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  26. I almost cried. Almost, but being the stone-hearted girl I am, I managed to suck them in. Beautiful story!

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  27. The end is not happy but hopeful :)

    I missed the.....waiting-for-the-next-part-excitement :(

    Good one Philo :)

    and yes I am alive :P

    Stay Blessed ^_^

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  28. I have tears..so sad but Philo you are really amazing..every time I am here it is like I am reading something that is always close to my heart..seriously Philo you have touched my heart with your stories ;)

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  29. Tragic and painful, but so wonderfully written. And I like you page. You have some wonderful work here!

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  30. That's such a bittersweet ending.
    You are an awesome story teller.

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Your words mean a lot :)