She tore the envelope open

And she read

Suddenly the clock stopped

Everything around her felt nonexistent

She couldn’t think

All she could see was his face

Her hands went numb

As the paper fell to the ground

Memories played

Like a movie being fast-forwarded

She saw pictures of his face move quickly in her head

Her lips moved

But they made no sound

She tried to say his name

But the pain in her throat wouldn’t let her

Suddenly the morning turned to evening

The joy turned to sorrow

The smile turned to tears

Her heart broke


She screamed but no sound was heard

Her face felt hot

But her fingers were cold


She wept!

Finally, she found her voice

She croaked his name

But no one replied

He wasn’t there with her

But she knew that he would never call her, “Nne m”




Her son had gone to bed

To never wake up again


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

BBM Channel: C002F2845



© 2017 Sylvia Chika


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