Descriptive Essay : ' Goodbye Dad '

1160 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
My feet clomped against the off-white timber floor, and the overwhelming malodour of musky medicines made this place even harder to bear. The subtle blue walls did their very best in tyring to welcome me in, but every time I brushed passed them, they filled me with a repugnant anxious feeling. The hairs on my arms were sticking up, and a chill ran down my spine from the coldness occupying the hallways. I saw my father lay still on the crisp white bed sheets, and my mother stuck by his side, gushing out tears. Each step closer I took, the raging fire inside me was slowly making me crumble from the inside. I couldn’t bear to look at my mother’s saddened face, let alone the vanishing of my father. But I would not leave him without saying goodbye. I stroked my father’s hair in a final and optimistic attempt to revive the once healthy smile, but now his weaknesses engulfed him. “Goodbye Dad, I have always loved you. Thank you for guiding me on my journey to adulthood and success. Thank you for everything. Your heart was always filled with love and happiness, and your mouth always spoke great words of wisdom…and I swear I will live by them till my light fades away. I love you so much dad. Rest In Peace”.

As mum and I drove home listening to the agonising pain of silence, the sun began to break over the horizon, flooding the open expanse with natural sunlight. Except the only thing that was still waiting to be cast by a light, was the darkness that invaded my mother’s and I’s…

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