He Missed that touch and sound of her soft voice
as the coffin was lowered into the grave
why had she died the autopsy was inconclusive
suicide was on her Death certificate
married for five years his childhood sweetheart
never thought so soon they would part!
There by his side their son who was distraught
just turned eighteen they were close
his eyes viewed the casket as he threw a rose
just before reluctantly leaving
unable to accept she would take her own life
this he knew of his wife!
What had happened repeating the question
over and over in his mind
she worked hard too often away on business
never spoke of her own job
as it entailed secretive government contracts
concerned she had to hide the facts!
Shattered receiving that middle of the night call
worried from her had not heard
tried to phone countless times but got no reply
leaving earlier with a kiss and touch
promised that she would be save while gone
knew she was positive and strong!
Mentioned a car on several occasions had followed
closely behind while out and about
but brushed it off saying it was nothing of concern
expressed anxiety but said do not to worry
on reflection recalling how sinister her voice tone
surely the dangers should have known!
Told the police when questioned soon after his loss
mentioned his fears and what she said
nothing was done believing she had taken her life
closing the case and filing it away
he was certain she had been silenced for a reason
eliminated for what they classed as treason?
Or uncovered information not for public consumption
sealing her inevitable death or just his presumption
laying in their bed turned to where she always laid
knowing her spirit was there but still very afraid!
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