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Word came all at once
From miles away and worlds apart.
Death is like that
Turns up and makes its presence felt.
Life ends for a mother and a daughter grieves,
Life ends for a daughter and a mother grieves.
The pain of loss is the same
The mother’s eighty years spent on continents
Far apart and yet united
The daughter’s forty years spent
Lost in a world, not all her making.
I felt their loss, I knew their stories
I could do no more than reach out
Offer my heart in my condolences
My love to sustain them as they attempted
To move on, start again
A chapter closes and another begins.