Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Two years ago...

Today is not an easy day.  Our loss
is not any less two years after
your death. 

You were there one day
gone the next.

No fault of your own.

Homicide, said the death certificate.
Battered by another was the cause of death.

The irony?
You were among friends when it happened, at a party next door someone, whose name shall never be repeated by me, took offense to something you said to him, or his girlfriend, they claim,  and that someone followed you when you left their residence and clobbered you from behind. 

When you fell, and collapsed, that someone fled the scene. Your friend called his own brother for assistance in moving you from the pavement to their house, where they let you sleep off whatever was wrong with you. They had no idea what was wrong with you.

You never woke up.
The next morning, the police was called, and you were declared dead.

Later in the week, the police arrested the culprit and held him on a million dollar bail.
The case is still open.

As is my wound.
We are still bleeding.
We are still waiting.

Nothing will change the fact that you are forever gone from our lives and we will miss you throughout our days. 


  1. I am so sad for you Rosaria and for your family to have to bear this terrible loss and tragedy. The wounds go deep and make it more difficult for any healing to take thoughts are with you today and my heart is I am a mother too so I share your heartache knowing the pain you feel.

    There are no words that I could possibly write that would make you feel better but I hope that you know you can lean on me, talk to me, write to me whenever you feel the need...I will listen and respond with love and understanding.


  2. .. and we're still here, for you.

  3. My heart goes out to you on this day and always, Rosaria.

  4. I can't even imagine that kind of pain.....I so dislike using the word 'sympathy' because it's so inadequate at times like this. I'm so very sorry for your loss of Brian and all the future potential that he held. I send my love and prayers, Rosaria.

  5. I'm so sorry, Rosaria..........the word 'sympathy' is so inadequate in trying to come to some kind of an understanding of this kind of loss. When the heart is so punctured and the loss of, not only such a loved one, but all the potential that he held, well, there just doesn't seem to be an explanation. I think that makes it all so much harder and painful......the not knowing~the not understanding and the seeming injustice of it all. My love and prayers go out to you...

  6. So brutal, such a hard hard day. I can only send healing thoughts your way. May your strength and grace help you to endure this awful tragedy.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Reading your words I felt the full weight of them falling upon and I can't even begin to imagine what it's like for you and your family.