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The Absence of Closure

1. A feeling that something has been completed or that a problem has been solved.
2. A feeling that a bad experience (such as a divorce or the death of a family member) has ended and that you can start to live again in a calm and normal way.

A feeling of completion a parent of a murdered child will never find.

A feeling that the problem has been solved?
My child will always be gone.
How is that going to be solved?

Or do you mean finding my son’s murderer?
Is that where I’m supposed to get the feeling that a bad experience is over?
What about someone like me… whose son’s murder may never be solved?
Where do I get my feeling that the bad experience is over?

Corey’s still not here.
His murder is not solved.

This nightmare does not end.

Closure: A myth.

Created by society.
A false sense of relief.
No more attainable than
A pot of gold under a rainbow.

And yet I still search for this…
I hold on to the promise that one day…
Only God knows when…
I will have closure.

But deep down inside,
I know this feeling will never go away…
Even solving his murder
won’t bring my son back.

That will be part of my heart
that will always have
an open wound…

There’s no closure for that.

Gwen Carver

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