Mudcat Café message #2937610 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #130520   Message #2937610
Posted By: Soldier boy
30-Jun-10 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: Death of a loved one - songs to help you
Subject: Death of a loved one - songs to help you
My dear old dad has just passed away, aged 88.

I am 55 and it is my first experience of death so close to our tight knit family.

Dad's death was horrible and I don't think that I will ever be able to erase it from my memory.
I am also feeling lots of anger and disgust against the UK NHS for basically just allowing my dad to starve to death and then to cover up their shameful and callous neglect by putting down 'dementia' as the cause of death!

The whole lingering and painful process left me and close family members feeling helpless and impotent, yet I am trying very hard to remain positive and to remember my less than 6 stone, bag of skin and bones dad, as the vibrant, ever-cheerful, ever-loving and remarkable father and human being that he was for most of his life. God bless him.

Music, poetry and song has always had a profound influence and impact on my life so I am asking my extended 'Mudcat' family now to search their souls and suggest songs etc that could help to heal a broken heart.

Thank you.