One day you’ll get a call
About them being taken to a hospital
You’ll play it off thinking its nothing major
That they are fine. Like always
After all, what can happen to them?
Then you’ll call back
You’ll be told they are no more.
You’ll call up others and ask them if they are all right
You won’t be affected; not in the slightest
After all, they are meant to be with you for forever
And then it will hit you.
That they won’t be there to bug you for everything or anything
That you won’t be able to return the favor
Then you’ll think…
Why didn’t you meet them often?
Why weren’t you more mindful towards them?
Why didn’t you pester each other more?
Why did things have to end without a goodbye?
Maybe, you’ll be glad to not see their lifeless body
Maybe, you’ll be glad you weren’t the one to see life leaving their joyous eyes
But then, like a train wreck, it will hit you
That they are gone…
To never come back again
How will you react knowing that they aren’t in the next room or in the next state
Time will make them a distant memory
One that will be bitter sweet
And full of regrets…
Of not doing your best
For leaving them behind
You’ll learn to not think of their death
To not think that they are not with you
Because when you do
You’ll shatter into pieces
And it will be difficult to piece yourself back
Because they are no longer there to pick you up
They won’t see you grow
They won’t see you do anything for that matter
And then you’ll wish…
You’d have made a continuous effort
Till death do you apart