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I Had to Say Goodbye to a Loved One

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    Why

    I just had a really good friend come over to say goodbye. She used to date my brother . See the puppy I'm holding ? He's hers. My brother hurt her so bad that she had to leave and never come back. To forget him she has to forget me too. I went with her to get her puppy. If she...
    Stargazinggal Stargazinggal 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Grandpa

    Your words were always wise and truthful. And lately Ive been thinkin of you and the stories you used to tell me. The other day an old couple and their granddaughter passed through my line and I seen an old memory and I couldn't hold my eyes still. I was quick to hurry them on...
    Katarina2012 Katarina2012 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    Lost

    I lost my mother Feb of last year to breast cancer.. my father in November to cancer..then to top it all off my cat Lucas died 2 days before Christmas he was only 2...
    pumpkinbritt pumpkinbritt 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    Poem...

    Its never easy to say goodbye. It hurts when you say goodbye. And it hurts When you didn't get the chance to say goodbye. But take it from me Someone who has been on both sides of the fence. It hurts so much more Not being able to say goodbye. Goodbyes are never easy And we never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2010

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    Seeing Her For the First Timetac

     So as I had written earlier, I am going to see my sister for the first time after she attempted suicide due to my younger sisters death almost two months ago. I have no idea what I am going to day to her or if it will be painfully awkward or not. Im sure some lame...
    auroralee auroralee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2009

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    Goodbye, Perhaps, But Not Good Bye

    I've had to let go of a loved one, yes. I didn't get to say goodbye though and I wish I could at least do that now. Back then, I didn't know what to say. Though I'm not sure if I should even believe in "goodbyes" as long as death isn't involved. Truth is indeed...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    My Cousin

    Today I had to make my goodbyes to my little cousin. My Uncle had a memorial service this afternoon, and I cried like my soul was being ripped in half. The more I sat there the more I felt like I had lost a really close friend and brother, him being gone was as real as it ever...
    Kryuchkova Kryuchkova 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    Goodbye Uncle Larry (3-11-10) And Grandpa Noose (4-29-10)

    this was written by some girl its one of my fav poems.. :( It was always plain to see… you made me happy through all of my life. you were always there for me. though having a stroke caused you great strife, I miss you now more then ever, most of all i miss your face. its a...
    mac22lover mac22lover 18-21, F Aug 19, 2011

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    My Mom

    When i was six my mom died of a heart attack. i was a bitchy little bratt to her. before i figured out she died i wrote a note on a post it saying how sorry i was. i waited ten minutes before my dad told me she was dead. i never got to say good bye. the day of her wake came and...
    heidi096xox heidi096xox 13-15, F Mar 18, 2010

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    Lost My Aunty

    Lost my aunty 1 year ago today and iam not coping good. Iam glad that she isn't suffering anymore but I just wish I could hear her laugh see her face and cuddle her and ask her advice like I used to. Hope to see u in heaven one day luv u with all my heart. My thoughts go out to...
    gamerchick03 gamerchick03 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    Never Forgotting And Always In My Heart.

    My papa has had cancer for 5 years now, he was a very strong independent man who never relayed on anyone. My papa now, is struggling to even breathe. He is dying, and saying my goodbye to him and him not being able to speak back to me and just being able to hear me and not...
    Flowergirl124 Flowergirl124 18-21, F Oct 19, 2012

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    Goodbye Johnathon

    Dear Johnathon, It is time I had to say GOODBYE, as you remain embedded in your past with a woman who took the last name of the biggest ********* in my country. I shed tears for those children as you carry on with a magazine. As she defended the man in a facebook page, while...
    woodlandwench woodlandwench 41-45, F Jun 11, 2012

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    Last Call- I just ended what was single

    handedly the most depressing phone call I've ever had to make. my grandma has been battling lung cancer for several months now and isn't expected to make it even one more day. she is in a hospital in another state and I was not able to join the majority of my family in...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    We Didnt Expect To Happen!!

    we knew he wasnt doing okay, but we never knew that he was going to be taken away from us. Our hope was alway with him to get recover and clean from drugs,  he was a month clean fighting true addiction but suddendly everything became to wostwe lost him on aplil 2 2011 in the...
    sunshine1223 sunshine1223 22-25 Apr 4, 2011

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    My Nefew

    My nefew died today because ove a drunk driver and that drunk. Driver. Is going pay whith his life
    fireman03 fireman03 70+, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    I Vent and Vent, and Take and Take, Why Was It Her?

    So to tell you the truth, I have so many mood swings, I don't know when I'm telling the truth anymore (especially about this topic). So I'm going to try to set this simple and straight. When I was ten, I finally had 'best friends'. You see, I was a kind of...
    Innocencesetsmecaged Innocencesetsmecaged 13-15 Apr 7, 2009

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    Goodbye Baby Sister

     My sister passed away almost two months ago on March 2nd 2009. She was 18 years old and had downs syndrome  and had gotten cancer for the third time. The drugs were too hard on her body and all her organs failed. The doctors called us all back into the hospital that...
    auroralee auroralee 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    ...

    i never got the chance to say goodbye in the past when i have lost love ones, now i am getting that chance, and i am scared. I have already started crying a few times, and i am trying so hard to keep it all together! its just HARD! i hate this so much! i had no idea saying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2009

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    My Goodbye

    Okay so after all that has happened between us i have finally decided to say goodbye. Yes we were madly in love yes we could not keep our hands off each other and yes we were made for each other. For some reason u got swayed by promises of money. Do you remember when u said we...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    Sad thing is out of everyone i knew

    who passed away i never actually got to say goodbye so i had to do it either to their ashes/grave never done it in person
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Lost An Uncle/ Hero

    a couple years back i lost my uncle. my uncle served in the army and was my hero. the day he died i lost my mind. i became into a person out of control with rage and sadness i couldn't take losing him. my aunt and i were the most affective i was almost s closet to him as his own...
    mreggdrop mreggdrop 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2009

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    Eh... I Don't Think I Have Told Anyone About This Story.. But I Will Try...

     I had to say goodbye to my sister about seven months ago.. I believe I have kept this part of my life locked up tight in my mind.. Clear in the bad to the point of were no one could break it unless I opened it up... And I guess I'm ready to open up about it.. to talk about...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 64 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Plain To Say The Words Goodbye :'(

    im plannin to say goodbye to my pop.my pop has cancer its nearly chirstmas and my mum just got a call from my aunty my mums younger sister they were talkin on the phone for like an hour i could hear mum cryin and i knew something was wrong i knew it was about pop his been sick...
    ccroo5 ccroo5 13-15, F Dec 14, 2009

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    God Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Mom

    Taking care of an aging parent isn't always a positive experience. It is not easy, and moreso if they're sick. Being the only unmarried sibling, I lived with my mom. My mom was in her 70's. She wasn't particular sick or anything, but did have regular asthma problems, and wears a...
    kokonutpie kokonutpie 46-50, F Mar 29, 2013

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    Just Keep Moving

    That's what my daddy said was the secret to his long active life at 83.  But, as he was walking across the street to the health club dark & early alone on Good Friday 2009, a car came from the freeway off ramp and hit him. He fought hard for 10 weeks in intensive care...
    biscuits biscuits 51-55, F Sep 1, 2009

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    So Many Loved 1s

    lost a lot of people in my short life......my cousin paul who lived wid me died wen i was 13....was the first frunral i'd eva bin too, didnt stop there tho, coz the pain add jsu began. wen i was 14.....i watched my dad die as he screamed out my name, he didnt want to leave me...
    Gemzthatsme Gemzthatsme 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    My Heart Was Broken For The First Time And It Had Never Really Healed.

    My wonderful grandfather passed away on the 11th January 2012. It was only on Christmas day 2011 that my family figured that something was wrong. He was forgetful, distant and just not himself. The doctor thought it was a stroke. It was actually a brain tumor. It was strange...
    Lauranna Lauranna 18-21 Apr 29, 2012

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    Lost My Aunty To Cancer

    I was told by my dad my Aunty only had maybe a week too live. So I asked people family for money cause my Aunty lived down south an I was up north it was really hard so I got her cell number and started texting her And I just started crying and cause she calls me her boy and I...
    KeerN17 KeerN17 22-25, M Apr 7, 2013

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    :(

     A couple weeks ago... He is going in the marines. I won't see him for four years. He could die. It makes me sad to think about it. I try not to. I'm going to miss him. He leaves next month... he's visiting family now, before he goes... to Iraq... :(
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    2 Months Feels Like Forever

     Saturday marks the two month anniversary since my little sisters death. I hate using the word anniversary but I don't know what else to say instead. Im not sure whether it is supposed to feel like it went by fast or not. Part of me feels like it was just yesterday...
    auroralee auroralee 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    Just Another Life Experience.

    Goodbyes are always hard. But, its even harder when you never even had the chance to say it. Saying goodbye is a two way thing. Both parties acknowledge the fact that, to some degree no matter how big or small it is, the connection between them will disappear. But, since you said...
    mrfloater mrfloater 18-21, M Apr 4, 2012

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    I Lost My Baby

    Their was a time when i spent my life in a lost in a drug induced world. I lived in a hallucination, trying to avoid reality because everything going on in my life at the time was just to much to cope with so i chose to avoid it and take the easy road out and get high on...
    littoria littoria 18-21, F Aug 16, 2012

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    Goodbye :( *poem*

    Its never easy to say goodbye. It hurts when you say goodbye. And it hurts When you didn't get the chance to say goodbye. But take it from me Someone who has been on both sides of the fence. It hurts so much more Not being able to say goodbye. Goodbyes are never easy And we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2010

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    I'll Always Love Him

    They called my boyfriend yesterday at his work. They said: " You're ticket is ready. Come pick it up. You're leaving tonight."   "TONIGHT!!".. we weren't ready, but it was going to happen. We spend the day together, talking with each other, just...
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    I Never Met Her Personally, But I Loved Her As Much As If I Had

    I met a girl in florida online. we had talked for a while, it began as every once in a while texts, but quickly became day long lasting conversations. It became abnormal not to talk to her on a constant basis. Then one day that she told me that she loved me. It caught me off...
    abr05 abr05 18-21, M Feb 11, 2012

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    I Don't Know If I Can Say Goodbye.

    Four weeks ago today my partner left our home to go pick up something from a family member. She rode her motorcyle. It was broad daylight and on her way home a deer ran into the side of her bike. She flew 150 feet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two highway patrolmen showed...
    ihave2believe ihave2believe 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    I Had Got That Story. Lated Soul

    Some years ago I was a student of the British School As you know, it is a network of language courses. I knew about my weakness in foreign languages. Sincerely speaking, it was quite hard to start write and speak in English in that way as You can see at this portal. Now, I am at...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M May 8, 2012

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    My best friend. She started acting rude to

    everyone and bulling me. I made excuses until I had enough. I told her how I felt and she hugged me for the last time before we walked away from each other.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F Mar 22

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    The Depth Of Sadness...

    Sometimes... Grief can feel like having your heart rubbed down by sandpaper. Earlier this year, I lost my stepfather to the bushfires. I also lost two little dogs who I had seen grown up as puppies. A few months later my grandfather died of cancer. Pain is an autonomous...
    theredrope theredrope 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    After 2 years of chaotic passion I

    and a loved one consented to say goodbye, and break contact. Well, at least I consented to it. I simply felt tired and out of sync with her. She affected my mood and my life. As always the relation started very innocently but in the end she simply slung all of her frustrations...
    Themsen Themsen 22-25, M Jun 12

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    Goodbyes Are So Hard...

    Its never easy to say goodbye. It hurts when you say goodbye. And it hurts When you didn't get the chance to say goodbye. But take it from me Someone who has been on both sides of the fence. It hurts so much more Not being able to say goodbye. Goodbyes are never easy And we never...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    3 Times...

    My great-grandmother died in 2001.   My aunt (who i was VERRRRRY close with) died in 2005, and 14 days later-my grandmother died. So yeah-i'm no stranger to losing the ones i love..
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Some people have only lost a few dear ones in their lives, that is difficult in any way, shape or form. I however have lost people my whole life, since age 5. A continual line...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jul 9

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    I need to say goodbye to the most important part of my life and I don't even know how to begin. It is said that one is nothing but a sum of their experiences, but what happens when...
    Tanira Tanira 22-25 Jul 3

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    Its horrible. You've just had lots of fun and now you have to go to boring old home. But saying goodbye at the airport is the worst, it makes me cry for hours.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I don't like saying goodbye but goodbye to the people I've met today......well until tomorrow because now I'm going to sleep.....so bye
    pattyricia pattyricia 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I hate saying goodbye to him ;( I never know when I'll see him again, it's always surprise visits!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Well, not really saying goodbye, but just having some time for myself. I will be online nearly every day, but aether very early or very late so i won't be able to talk with most of...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have what I need I'm not a typical person Like my lady yelled at me, " Oh Stop it! It's because you are so different that I like you so much! " I have her, and I don't mind...
    geezzo geezzo 31-35, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I hate saying goodbye but there's no reason for me to be on here anymore. Will is gone and I can't stop thinking bout him. Thanks for all the support and sweet words from you guys...
    zakiana15 zakiana15 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I have lost the most important woman in my life, my mother, 5 years ago. It's still the most painful event in my life. Losing her unexpectedly, when everything seems okay after...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jul 3

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    A 5 year old girl had a panic attack. he passed away, she left and never looked back. She loved her daddy so much. That little girl was me. lost little soul wondering why her daddy...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F Jul 8

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