5 Things to remember when writing a Last Will
I had a gold jewellery business,
an amazing family – a beautiful wife,
and 2 talented and promising sons.
We used to go for drives on weekends,
and holiday, whenever we got the time,
and do a lot of things together as a family.
They stood by me through all my highs and lows
giving me the support I needed
Till One day. One Incident. One truth overturned it all.
It changed our lives completely
Made my life topsy turvy
A beautiful wife became fond memory
My sons moved away from me
And relatives broke all ties with me
Only the doctor enquired, each morning about my health
Those who smiled back at me were my ‘ward mates’
The only people who seemed familiar were strangers
The only things that stood by my side were medical equipment
The only person that kept me going was the one in the mirror.
Doctors explained to my family that it wasn’t my fault
That I needed their love and support
That I am no different than any other person.
But my family wouldn’t budge.
It was the One thing. One truth. One report.
I was diagnosed HIV positive.
It was that One day that overturned my lifeboat.
That made me write my Last Will
So I could give all that I had
for the help of the many ‘me’s
who will be left alone by their loved ones.
So I can breathe my last contented.
Make your Last Will today
And give it to those who matter to you most
Make your Last Will, now.
‘Make a Last Will India.’ – An initiative in public interest by LegalJini Law Services.