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    It comes and goes in waves.

    The sudden death of the kitten I "rescued" on August 10, 2015 is something I cannot get off of my mind no matter how hard I try to put it into perspective. She had a case of conjunctivitis and I applied the cream to her eye everyday. I fed and washed this little baby as if she...
    odyssey09 odyssey09 46-50 Aug 22, 2015

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    The part I miss most with a loss

    or break up are the hugs. I miss hugs the most.
    fighton13 fighton13 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    Birthday parties....thanksgiving dinner.

    ...Christmas day morning....my christmas comicbook presents....New Years Eve fondue....2014 So much loss Papa God.... Its like someone unwinding my heart till it is empty and thread bare Loss....sadness...my special moments with my kids i took for granted....my family...my...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2015

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    It's strange and unfortunate

    that loss, despite it's literal meaning, is the only thing that lingers, the only thing that stays with you long after..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 20, 2015

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    Even after all these years,

    I still blame myself for the death of my best friend. I know that logically, there was nothing that I could do, but it doesn't make the burden any easier to bear.
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday was the culmination of my summer of

    loss. I lost my dog. I lost my relationship of two years. I am losing my grandfather. The only one I cared about in my family. I can't handle this.
    depressedNova depressedNova 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Today is the anniversary of my best friends

    death. He was at a concert in my hometown with a big tittied punk rock chick. He had been drinking so he decided to walk the mile home afterwards. He was hit by a car that was going 100mph in a 30 mph zone. I don't know if people know what happens to a body at that speed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    Miss My Bro

    Its been years since my brother has passed, i started an english lit class recently and figured id test out my poetry skills. This is my first poem ever. Hope you like it 5years Five years to the day, You left us all too soon. We sat around, not much to say. Hoping...
    pmayham pmayham 36-40, M Nov 25, 2013

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    We all have in some way

    or other. Today is the 27 year anniversary of my best friend of 7 years, George, leaving this world. We were almost 12, and had good things we were looking forward to coming up...but, well, let me share this. Warning, this isn't going to be very short. We first met in...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 1 Response May 9, 2015

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 22, 2015

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    My best friend died unexpectedly this summer in

    a drowning accident and I have not been the same since.
    clmr33 clmr33 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    Maybe it's better this way,

    she'll never experience hurt, or sadness... or cry her eyes out at night. She'll never feel what I feel right now.
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I lost my little brother

    when I was 11. I seen him get hit by a car and die. Then when I was 14 I came home from school to find my mother on the floor cold and dead. I miss them I think my life would be different if they were here.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F Feb 20, 2015

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    We lost my aunt today.

    She had been in a bad way for years, between serious medical issues and drug abuse. But today was still a surprise and hit me hard. I'll always remember her as my favorite aunt, the one with a wicked sense of humor and a great love for her family.
    thelyndieproject thelyndieproject 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My mom passed away last year (January 2013).

    She was eighty-eight years old, which was very fitting for her to have lived in years, the same amount as there are keys on a piano; because her life was built around her love for playing the piano. When I was little, mom gave piano lessons in our home. I loved it, because all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    stovetopstef stovetopstef 41-45, M Jul 11, 2014

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    Lost my baby girl a little over 2

    and a half years ago, still so hard losing a child. RIP my pretty girl mommy loves you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 21, 2015

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    Experienced A Loss...of All Self Confidence.

    I'm Abs. I've been bullied since kindergarten. I've always been bullied for being fat. Which I know I am. I am. I'm over weight & I'm sensitive about it. I'll say stuff then they'll call me fat & I'll shut up. Cause I just. Ugh. I always got called "Fat Albert" it broke me down...
    ScarsMeltOurSoulsAway ScarsMeltOurSoulsAway 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    I was at a loss for a long time.

    I just got an app for here. I'm so glad to get back in touch with old friends.
    Moonywolf Moonywolf 26-30, F Feb 20, 2015

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    Many times. Inevitable part of life,

    sadly. Either friends you grow up with move away. Or family members pass away. And whilst the pain of loss does lessen over time. They all leave a sadness.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 9, 2015

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    Many many times, it is unbelievable.

    But, at least I'll never be attached to anything!
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 36-40, F Jun 16, 2015

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    Sometimes, i envy the support

    that people get when a family member dies. My father molested me when i was 22, and has since bought the love of my brother and sister (they know what happened). My father's side of the family no longer speaks to me. My mother's side no longer speaks to me (my mother married...
    hjolsh hjolsh 26-30, F May 3, 2014

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    You stood before me You kissed me on the

    forehead You hugged me tight You told me I was beautiful You said you were proud of me You did this everyday But this was the last time The car it wouldn't stop They say time will tell But headstones they can't talk 4 years ago was my farewell And now I'm all grown up And...
    idigress idigress 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2015

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    My First Grandson

      Today I saw several tributes to the memory of children, lost shortly after birth, and it made me think of my first grandson. He was born on August 23, 2005, he lived for only 6 short hours. He was born prematurely and weighed only 2 & 1/2 pounds. I got the call right...
    ImUrWILDESTDrm ImUrWILDESTDrm 36-40, F Oct 15, 2009

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    Last week I lost a friend

    who I didn't know that well but still care about, he died doing what he loved best but I'm still really upset about it. I do the same sport as him and yes it's dangerous but some accidents can't be helped. R.I.P. Look down on us and watch how people you've inspired, what an...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2015

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    6 months ago my gran passed away.

    Yesterday would have been her birthday and my sister bought flowers and placed them on the place where we scattered her ashes. I don't know how I'm going to cope with the first Christmas without her
    spaghettimonster spaghettimonster 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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    It was a day just like any other day (it could

    have even been today, I was sitting enjoying a wonderful coffee as I read my favourite book and as I again lifted the cup to my lips I noticed that I had already taken the last mouthful without even realising it. I was in disbelief, how could it already be finished, how could I...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2015

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    Forty-four years ago the youngest of my three

    brothers committed suicide, he was twenty years old, and I was thirteen. He would have been sixty-four years old today, so I wanted to write down some of my memories of him in honor of his birthday. He was a real turd; I remember when Mountain Dew first came on the market, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    This morning, thought everything was all clear.

    It gets worse before it gets better they say. They were wrong. How can you predict life expectancy when one has cancer. Such a horrible thing. Cancer. You have taken a friend from me who I've known for 16 years, why her? I will do anything to beat cancer.
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M May 17, 2015

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    Georgie Dog Died. Posted October 8th, 2010 At 12:22am

    My dog was absolutely fine at lunchtime, and really excited about his walk in the sunshine. Tonight at 20.30 he died suddenly. I feel so shocked and sad, I can't take it in properly. He was 10 years old, and quite a character, well known in my neighbourhood, as he always carried...
    javeachica javeachica 61-65, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    My best friend was killed in Afghanistan

    when his helicopter was shot down my a rocket. For years I struggled with my loss, and I continue to struggle with it to this day. However, I am extremely thankful to have known such an incredible human being. I don't know why God took him from us so early, but his legacy lives...
    RuhNaaay RuhNaaay 31-35, F May 18, 2014

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    It seems this week is all about loss.

    I received word this morning that my (birth) mother died yesterday. I haven't seen her in 6 years but the weight of loss and sorrow I am feeling is indescribable. There are so many emotions bound up for the woman who brought me into this word. Mostly sadness. I take comfort...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 12 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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    About a half hour ago I found out my friend

    killed himself. It hurts so bad because its all my fault. i know it!
    ohsoathlete ohsoathlete 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    When I was 11 years old my dad died from

    asbestosis, at 16 my mum had a bad stroke and died when I was 21. One year later my half brother died from a heart attack and three years after that my first son was still born at full term. What can I say? That's life, it happens and you can't bring the dead back. Yes each...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Mar 23, 2014

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    It's not something I usually like to talk about but, I figure that I'm in good company here. I lost my father to COPD when I was 16. He had smoked for 40 years and it just did him...
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