The Second Eclipse by Eshanie WH

I hadn’t known you long,

But I felt closer to you than I’d ever thought possible

We both lost a father that day

And then, a month before his solemn anniversary,

You left to go be with him

You were far too young,

I suppose your heart just couldn’t take it

I wish it wasn’t so

Now Mother’s illness is worse,

There’s nothing a mere 16-year-old can do,

Except watch as the person she loves most

Breaks under the weight of the world

It should’ve been the cruel, wretched man,

Who enjoys the cold embrace of evil

It should’ve been someone who deserved it

I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to get to know you

I truly hope that you have peace, now.


Posted on April 29, 2018, in Student Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Gabrielle Lovell

    Oh my gosh Eshanie I’m so sorry about whatever is happening in your life. This is so sad and sadly, I relate a lot. I so sorry for any losses, its going to get better, you may not see it now, but it will. 🙂 ❤ This is beautiful, and again, I'm so sorry you're going through this. 😦

    • Thank you so much, Gabby. My aunt died a month before my grandfather’s anniversary and it was unexpected. She had a heart attack, and she was only in her early sixties…It was hard to deal with, but I’m taking it a bit better than when my Grandpa passed away.

      • Gabrielle Lovell

        Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry Eshanie, that’s horrible. 😦 That is so terrible, its going to get better, trust me. 🙂 ❤

  2. Bridget Bishop

    This is so emotional. I truly felt like crying and that is something I haven’t said before when reading.

  3. This is so sad! But lovely all at once!

  4. This is so heartbreaking but a beautiful piece. 💗

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