The Reaper’s Song
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merrymuse Sunflower with her head up in clouds.
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Sunflower Musings: I just found out that my student’s dad was murdered (I live in the Philippines where extrajudicial killings happen). This is just a few days after another parent was killed in the same way. And all this is happening while we’re still in a pandemic. I wanna cry but I’m emotionally exhausted. All I can do is laugh at the absurdity that I’m still coping with all the chaos around me. It’s so hard to be strong, even when it’s the only option. Or especially when it’s the only option. So much is out of my control. It shouldn’t bother me because it’s not personally happening to me, but it does. I know I’ll find a way to get through it, but right now, things just suck.

The Reaper’s Song

The reaper’s song is not silent. He hums a low lullaby that only the listener can hear once it’s time to say goodbye.

He sings of waning moonlight and wailing mothers. Of the dreams that have crumbled into ashes.

He sings of children’s nighttime prayers that have nothing but unanswered questions.

Tonight, the doors are locked. The windows stay shut. Everyone’s under the covers. We stay silent while the Reaper finishes his song.

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