Burden of Corruption: In a deeply moving letter that lays bare a lifetime of regrets, a retired officer opens his heart to his departed son, grappling with a profound sense of guilt and remorse. The letter, penned by the officer who served for 35 years, reveals a life tarnished by moral missteps and choices that haunt him to this day.
“The Terrible Message of Truth,” the letter is a poignant reflection on a career marked by misconduct, greed, and ethical transgressions. The officer, who has chosen to remain anonymous, bares his soul as he recounts the weight of his past actions.
As the officer delves into his confession, he acknowledges the countless bribes he accepted throughout his career. “I have taken so many bribes in my life that I can’t even count the numbers,” he laments.
“I don’t know how to say this, but it’s important for me to say it,” the letter begins. With candor and vulnerability, the officer admits that he now realizes the flaws in the way he executed his duties. The passage of time has brought to light the mistakes he made in the line of duty, mistakes that now plague his conscience.
A letter from a retired officer to his recently deceased son.
I don’t know how to say this but it’s important for me to say it. In my 35 years of service I have dealt with countless cases. I realized that the way I did my duty, was not right. I wish, I could go back and correct the mistakes I had made.
I don’t remember all the wrongs by me but there are some that now don’t let me sleep and those innocent men and women’s faces come in my dreams and they question me. …. Why did I do wrong to them?
I have taken so many bribes in my life that I can’t even count the numbers. Now I realize that even without taking bribes, my life would have been better than it is now. I don’t know from where this consciousness woke up in my mind that I started to feel bad about this but after your death.
I don’t even have honest friends with whom I can share these things. I have taken bribes from innocent poor people to spare them. I have taken bribe to investigate the F.I.R which I could have done without taking that bribe. I have lodged fake F.I.Rs against innocent people because I was told by some ruthless politicians.
I could have easily denied the politician that I would not file a false F.I.R.
But I was blind while I was busy raising money for you through all the wrong means. I thought that I will give you property worth crores of rupees and you will live a comfortable life, but I did not know that all my sins will destroy my peace of mind. In my busy life, I didn’t realize that you had indulged in drugs. I made money from drug traffickers who supplied drugs and destroyed the families of innocent people, today I feel the pain of a parent who has lost a child to drugs. Today I feel so poor that I have no words to express my pain. I wish I could say all this to you but God had His own plans. I lost you to drugs that I could have stopped in Punjab. May your soul rest in peace.
“Today I feel the pain of a parent who has lost a child to drugs,” the officer laments, revealing the tragic turn his own life has taken. His son’s descent into drug addiction, a path that he indirectly facilitated through his corrupt dealings, serves as a painful reminder of the consequences of his actions.
Finally the letter ends but the officer has no idea where to post the letter to his son as he lost him to drugs a month ago.
Everyone who reads this article, please think. Then the real change will come.
Note: This letter is written for motivation..