Sunday, April 25, 2010

Death of an acquaintance

I call him an acquaintance because I think that's what he was to me: an acquaintance. A friend of a friend. Or rather, the son of a friend and mentor. A part of a family I'd seen enough of to feel like I could call him an acquaintance, to feel like I kinda knew him: a little.

To them, he was so much more than that!!

And now he is dead.

Dead.
DEAD!!!
Shot. Murdered. Killed. Justlikethat.
Nothing left. No life. No nothing.
Just dead.

What does that even mean??

She is a good woman. A great mother. An awesome mentor and friend.
He taught me in university. I mean, he was one of my most inspiring teachers.
His sister is fun and cool and down-to-earth. Spunky sometimes.
His sons are young and innocent, and probably oblivious to what's going on.

They don't deserve this.

Nobody deserves this.

Why??

A life.
Snuffed out like it has no value.
What's going on?
Jamaica, seriously, WHAT IS GOING ON?
When is this going to stop?

It keeps getting closer to home.
And you wonder, who next?

My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family, friends and relatives of my acquaintance. I feel deeply for you, and that alone tells me the immeasurable pain and burden that you must carry...

I am sorry. I wish I could bring him back to life. I hope and pray that you all get through this. Somehow.

13 comments:

Wuthering said...

the pain of losing someone, especially from a senseless murder, must be so enraging. one will surely make fists with unconsolidated rage. what a shame.

Wuthering said...

^unconsolable(?) I don't even know what i'm saying. as always take care.

Ruthibelle said...

I wish I could bring dead people back to life. Especially those who seem to have gone before their time for no good reason.

Thanks Luce. The truth is, I don't even feel this as much as his family does. I can sympathise with them, but I don't even know how terrible they must be feeling right now. The awful pain. The questions. So I direct all condolences to them.

They need it a LOT more than I do.

Sad though. Still very very sad.

Morpheus Rablings said...

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."
John Donne (1572-1631)

Stunner said...

Sorry to hear of this. We face a harsh reality here in Jamaica, no one is immune to this scourge of crime and wanton violence that has gripped our small island.

Abeni said...

Having just lost a friend I identify with what you wrote.I have almost convinced myself I won't cry tomorrow but seeing the coffin is another kettle of fish. Ah well!

Ruthibelle said...

thanx guys. Really appreciate it. Horrible much :(

Jdid said...

it always hurts even if its an acquaintance and you see how their death affects the ones you know and love. so sorry to hear this.

Oz Girl said...

Indeed how horrible, esp on such a beautiful island as yours. I can't imagine the grief and pain and suffering his family must endure now with his loss.

Lunar Eclipse said...

Death is always sad, even if its a stranger.

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