General Fiction posted September 11, 2019

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Burying a Child


by Patty Palmer

It isn't supposed to happen this way! Nobody should have to bury a child! But here I am doing exactly that! I told him motorcycles were dangerous. Why didn't he listen? I told him to wear a helmet. God, why didn't he listen? No! Don't put him in the ground! LISTEN!!

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It's overwhelming to have to bury your child. Especially when it could have been prevented! If I would have said no when he asked about the motorcycle in the first place! I should have paid more attention to how well he could ride it before I let him take it out all on his own. I should have been there to make sure he put that damn helmet on his head and tell him to keep it there! I let my child die because I wasn't listening either.

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