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In his dreams he was someone important;

He was someone respected and sought out for.

He was a doctor, a lawyer, a race car driver and an athlete,

All put together in one chiseled package of a man.

In reality, he was someone who was struggling after high school to find a job.

He still lived at home with his sick grandmother.

His neighbors and high school classmates taunted him every time they saw him.

They always spoke about how he could have done more with his life.

You see, he was a great student all through school.

He made straight A's and never really had any problems with peers or teachers.

Overall, he was a good person.

So what happened?

What, you ask?

Why end up not going to college and getting a great job after high school?

He fell in love.

I know, you will say that would be typical of him.

It may be typical, but that's not the reason he decided not to go to college.

Let me tell you what happened.

He met her when he was a junior and she was just a freshman in high school.

There was an instant bond when they were introduced.

They became fast friends, then later dated.

They were inseparable for almost two years.

He loved her very much and she reciprocated that love just as much.

They talked about going to the same college;

Maybe if everything worked well between them, they could later move in together.

They wanted to get married.

Sadly, she found out in her sophomore ear that she had some rare, incurable disease.

He was shocked and saddened to know that she didn't have long to live.

He stood by her through thick and thin, through her good days and her bad days.

Towards the last few weeks of her life, she started feeling better.

She was doing better on her medicines.

He thought she actually might be cured at one point.

Unfortunately, and sadly, she passed away one morning

When the sun had just entered her hospital room

And as the leaves were beginning to change colors.

Her funeral was short and sweet.

Not many people came because not many people knew her in life.

Either that or they just didn't care enough.

He was devastated.

He didn't know how to go on with his life.

He contemplated slitting his wrists while sitting in the bathtub filled with warm water.

He contemplated sitting in the garage with the car engine running

And the windows rolled up with the garage door closed.

However, he was too scared to do anything to harm himself.

A few weeks after the funeral of his beloved,

His parents were in a car accident with a drunk driver.

Both parents were killed on impact.

He became absolutely numb.

His grandmother asked him to live with her to help her with her medicines.

He felt he had no choice but to do so.

His grandmother insisted he take some time off and then go to college.

After 5 years of staying with his grandmother, he went through with it.

What , you ask?

With all his problems, it would not be surprising if he couldn't take it anymore

And decided to take his own life.

Well guess what?

He did.

Shortly after his grandmother found him in the bathtub,

He was buried next to his beloved and his parents.

Written by Rani Laha (rlaha)

on 10/26/2011


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      7 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      It's a little bit of both. I think I was pouring out what I was feeling at that time so that is why it is a little confusing. Thanks Mark.

    • Mark Pitts profile image

      Mark Pitts 

      7 years ago from United States

      Shows a lot of emotion and confusion? I'm not sure. But it was touching.

    • rlaha profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      I don't know what inspired me to write such a sad story. Yes, I do remember that story of Job. Thank you for your comments!

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      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, i share your sentiments...a very sad story indeed...but that's the irony of life...had he survived all those predicaments he could have been a great man...i remembered the story of Job in the Bible...he was stripped away of everything when he hit the bottom that's the time that God took care of him...and he was blessed a multitude far more than he could imagined...a great story...


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