(This is Brad Paisley‘s song “whiskey lullaby”.I’ve transformed it into the story based on music video and lyrics. hope you like it.The story goes like this..)
Finally the war is over.Richard, a young soldier and a war veteran is returning home safe and sound from the war field.He had his worst nightmare ever on the field.Still echoes the sounds of explosions,sounds of bombs and grenades.He had spent so many sleepless nights half starved, finger crossed,believing in his gun and praying to God only to give him a chance to survive this ruthless war because faraway his dear wife Katherine is waiting for him. Still her soft voice echoes within him and her words-“You come home and we’ll start our family..”
A truck full of war veterans passed by. All are in merriment thanking God for the deadliest survival.There a young soldier Richard is silent looking at the photograph.In the photograph he and his dear wife is swinging under a willow tree kissing and saying “I’ll love you forever and ever.” It was the only thing(photograph) which kept him alive and lead him through the darkest hours.He is so happy because finally he arrived at his sweet home where his dear wife awaits him counting seconds.
The truck stops before his home, Richard gets out of it with his luggage.Katherine doesn’t know that he has arrived home.After entering the main door he casts a look at the photographs on the wall and smiled.He hears her dear wife laughing.Hurriedly he enters the room but he finds his wife with another man on the bed.His whole world collapsed.His love turned into hatred.He came home alive from the war only to find his dear wife with another man. What an irony ! He threw his luggage and photograph and came running outside the home, rode his motorbike and went away.
“She put him out like the burning end of a midnight cigarette. She broke his heart.”
Richard didn’t say anything to Katherine instead he drove aimlessly on the road leaving his wife with his man.She tried to stop but he didn’t. Was there anything left to talk? He drank and drank from morning to evening.He loved her so much but she betrayed him.He survived the war killing others only for her.
“He spent his whole life trying to forget. We watched him drink away his pain a little at a time, but he never could drink enough to get her off his mind.”
He became the victim of chronic alcoholism.Finally he could bear no more pain. After all what this life worth living for. He lived for her but she didn’t.“He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger and finally drank away her memory.” We found him dead and a note to her wife under the pillow which said- “I’ll love her till I die.” We buried him under the willow tree, then the angels sang a “whiskey Lullaby.”
Time passed by. Rumours flew that she hated herself and blamed herself for his death but nobody cared. She came to realize that he was the one but it was too late. She felt alone, nobody was with her, the man with whom she was before had left her already. Like Richard She drank all day and night trying to forget him.
“For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath.”
She tried to engage herself with others but his memory haunted her. She couldn’t get him off her mind. So, “She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger And finally drank away his memory.Life is short, but this time it was bigger
than the strength she had to get up off her knees.We found her with her face down in the pillow Clinging to his picture for dear life.”
One day, we found her dead with the whiskey on her breath. That’s the price she had to pay herself for betraying to her dear husband. We buried her next to Richard under the willow tree while the angels sang a whiskey lullaby..
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