An excerpt from “Fire, Rain and Lies”…
The intention to deceive…
A sad woman and her children stood in the graveyard on top of a small knoll watching the funeral service of her mother; asking herself, why she had come to this so-called deified ground. The real “family”, the one acknowledged by a small gathering of people standing quietly next to the little mound of Alabama’s blood red dirt accepted the family, the two people and their children worthy of mourning the dead. These worthy people sat in front of the casket, chairs prepared for a “family”. A relative, a lecher, a pander of a church, an on-line bought preacher spoke of someone that he did not really know.
There on the knoll stood four people, the woman too proud to let it show that she was being insulted and snubbed; her children protectively at her side. Treated like yesterdays garbage upon arrival for this audacious occasion, shunned, hate shown without remorse from the “family”. Why, because she dared to be there. The dead, the woman in the casket had never wanted her, and although she came to see her faithfully, the selfish woman pushed her away. Is there a hell for such people, should they or do they deserve to be called Mother?
One week earlier, when the Mother lay dying… the lies began, “family” needed time to open Wills, to move around assets to the “family” coffers. Like so many years before, greed was again desperately trying to kill the seed. Kept an aged body alive for financial gain, keeping “it” alive was beneficial.
She was told not to come to the hospital. The lies quickly followed, while all the time the entitlement that raged through the “family” was all that was present, no grief, instead of the grimness of death there were on faces of greedy ploys. Gluttony bloomed before the sun would set upon that final day; looks of lying and take, take, take, their lives took on the presence of a forged tongue. Always speaking of God, hope and prayer will not remove the presence of lies.
She left with her children knowing the “family” would hope that she would never return and they got what they wanted for a time. She eventually returned in hopes of finding change, finding a family that wanted her, as she had always wanted them. Lastly, she said her final good-bye. Never again, to face open jeers, false deeds, see honors lost; the price of greed can be at a great cost. Roars of detest, to feel abhorrence of; hate; dislike intense continues now with the one’s that worry she may return. Most of the “family” has since died but there still lies in the misty breath of strife… hate. She is glad that the “bad omen” did not follow her in life and now destiny has finally caught up with the liar’s and their lives.
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