This tale is about Mathew, a young man in the Middle Ages. The world around him has died. He has no home to go to so he waits until Death's icy grip grasps him. He walks through the dead forest, coughing up blood as he does so. To his knowledge, there is no one alive for miles.
Mathew then stumbles into a graveyard. He notices a mother grieving for her daughter, another victim of the plague. "She too has the plague, there are no words to describe when a parent has to bury their own child" Mathew says to himself. He then starts questioning himself about the situation at play.
As Mathew ponders, he passes by a church. He finally asks himself, "Where is God in all of this? Why would he let all of this happen to us, his followers. Why would he kill even the youngest of us. Has he abandoned us?" He asks himself. He then coughs even more.
Mathew walks into the church. He examines the inside of the church. No one is there, not even the holy men. "Even those of faith, have lost it" he says with exhaustion. The image of the mother burying he child is burning into his memory. He can feel the pain inside him, wanting to explode with anger and confusion. Yet, he has no strength to let it out, hurting him even more.
Mathew coughs until he falls to the ground. He thinks about his life. He thinks about how short it is and what he couldn't accomplish. How he never could say goodbye to his ill mother before she died. The regret fills him more with anger, confusion, and pain. With his last breaths he asks, " Where is God now?"He then coughs more until he hits the ground, dead, and the world still on his lips.
Death has finally reached him. No one mourns for Mathew. No one knows his body is there. No one is there to bury him or give him prayer.No one co comfort him through all the pain, regret ,and sorrow. No one even knows that he existed. To be remembered, people who loved him had to keep him in their hearts. Alas, all those who he loved are dead. His last words echoing in the church, "Where is God now?"
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