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I Have Lost a Parent

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    Missing You Today

    A year ago today, you left this earth. My pain is still strong, the tears still flow and my heart still aches like it is breaking into. You brought me into this world with my dad, and my sister to greet me and now you are all gone. I know I am not alone in this , I still have two...
    deedee62 deedee62 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    My dad died two years ago

    and I miss him very badly. At the time I didn't realize how much I loved him. Everyday I would say I hate you and didn't realize how it probably hurt him. After he died I realized I was really close to him and he was my best friend,To my heart he was the only I that held the key...
    Worthless2019 Worthless2019 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I never knew my parent.

    My whole life I've dealt with grief. I wish I had atleast one memory, but that had never stopped me from smiling.
    st777 st777 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    My Dad Killed Himself

    It was technically my step-dad, but he was in the process of adopting me when he killed himself. his biological daughter were taken away because the oldest one claimed he touched her inappropriately while the 7 of us were out to dinner in a very public restaurant. i know he...
    lostgirl715 lostgirl715 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    I didnt understand how talking about it is

    going to help but since nothing else does... I lost my father a year+ ago and still cant return to normal life. I feel bad talking to my friends or bf about it, because enough is enough i have been nagging them for a year and they have been amazingly supportive... I just feel...
    anna0876 anna0876 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    My Mom

    Last year was a hard year for me i lost both my parents my Dad in September and my Mom in July i loved my dad alot but it was my moms death that affected me most. She was more than a mom to me she was my best friend. She was the mom everyone would want the most nurturing...
    tshaurette tshaurette 41-45 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    My mother Michelle was diagnosed with breast

    cancer in 2007 and got one breast removed. In 2012 she was diagnosed with lung cancer and spine cancer, she passed away on the 15th of February 2013-the day after valentines day which her and my dad spent the day. On the 15th we got called to go to royal Perth hospital were I...
    tayovens123 tayovens123 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm Sorry.

    My dad just died this past Valentine's Day. It was four days before my 18th birthday as well. He had called me on the 13th, a rare thing for us, because I hate talking on the phone. He asked if I wanted my temps as a birthday gift. At first I said no, because I wanted to...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 22-25, F 9 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I have lost both my mum

    and dad cuz idk know why oh ya the both got really really sick then passed away
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Aug 26

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    I lost my dad last January due to a heart

    attack. Now I'm struggling because no one else at my school understands the pain of losing a parent, and because no one else will stand by my side like he did. I'm lonely without him...and I miss him so much. My mom just drinks and orders my little sister and I around. My little...
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    We'll not lost just he left

    when I was born I am depressed just got everything dumped on me
    battleships10 battleships10 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I have lost a parent (my mom my best friend)

    and i can't get over it!! Please help
    NB81 NB81 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    If you think you've felt pain,

    you hav'nt untill you realize that it wont be your father walking you down the ilse at your wedding :'(
    jujube4545454545 jujube4545454545 13-15, F Aug 6

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    September of this year it will be 2 years

    since my dad passed away from cancer. He was my best friend. I miss him like crazy every single day. A lot of people in my life either don't know what I'm going/have been through, or don't know how to act around me...
    Nats08 Nats08 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Never did I imagine that "it" will come.

    November 27, 2013, my most traumatic experience; I saw with my own two eyes the death of my father. Being alone and trying to be strong, even I, don't know how I was able to pass through that. The first day that he was gone, I woke up and thought that it was just a dream. I look...
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I lost my father 7 years ago to the most

    terrible disease, cancer, we just watched him fade away.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Five Years...

    Five years...Five years and it still feels hard to breathe when I think about it. I was only nine years old when my Mom was taken from me. I was only in the 4th grade when I witnessed her lying unconscious on the floor. I was only a child when I had to grow up. My mom suffered...
    katiedru98 katiedru98 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    A Free Verse Slam Poem I Wrote For School About

    The Day I Lost My Father: When A Son Becomes a Man ​I stand at my closet, skimming over whatever my mom picked out for me to wear on this dreadful day. Two days earlier, my world flipped upside down and took a turn for the worst when my hero lost the war with his main...
    KontGat KontGat 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    Losing My Mam

    My mam passed away 5 weeks ago on her 53th birthday. she wasnt sick or anything it was so sudden, I text her about 12.30 saying happy birthday mam i love you, an hour later my sister rang me to tell me mam had passed away we still dont no why, and the hardest part is my mam lived...
    gillq gillq 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    My dad passed away suddenly in December 2009,

    I still haven't got over it I'm only 19 now and it's got harder with time because I don't feel like I can talk to anyone about it, not my family, friends or boyfriend, I'm starting to get angry at my boyfriend because I don't feel comfortable talking about my dad to him, I just...
    HannahLS HannahLS 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    Saddest Day Of My Life

    My dad who has had health issue for some time was finally taken to the hospital July 18. He was having more diffculity breathing and just didn't feel right. We ended up taking him to the area hospital where they noticed that his b/p was very low. He also has CHF, so with the low...
    jdogg3351 jdogg3351 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Somedays

    Some mornings I swear it's your fingers combing through my hair that wakes me. But then I hear my iphone blaring. I deactivate the alarm, and note that you haven't texted me "good morning beautiful" for quite sometime. I peel myself out of bed and walk into the bathroom. Looking...
    4forglencoco 4forglencoco 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    I just over a year and a half ago I lost my

    mother to cancer. I don't consider myself a super emotionally sharing person, but there are days that it seems I can't control them. Anxiety, depression, and just plain out sorrow. I don't think this is due to just her death, but rather the way in which she died... For me it...
    Jhinsek Jhinsek 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I Lost My Mother

    One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was bury my mom. She just passed almost two weeks ago and I feel myself falling apart. She had been sick for the last 10 years in and out the hospital surgery after surgery. My sister and I stayed by her side the entire time even when...
    uniquegothgirl077 uniquegothgirl077 22-25, F 7 Responses May 31, 2013

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    My Dad Was The Most Amazing Person I Have Ever Known.

    When I was little, my dad gave me everything. Some parents give you money, some parents give you shelter, some give you education - my dad gave me all of these. I was qquite a shy child and had difficulty coming out of my shell, but when I was about 7 or 8, my dad started taking...
    adrian2013 adrian2013 41-45, M Apr 11, 2013

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    My mother died of breast cancer two years ago

    next week. I still think about her a lot, and I hope she'll always be a part of me.
    aaronbernardo aaronbernardo 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    Daddy

    Three years ago now my dad died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack, it was a few weeks before my 14th birthday. i woke up to the sounds of my mothers screams and saw the worst site someone could ever see, there dad on a stretcher on the floor. to this day i still cant...
    karategrl karategrl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    In a splurge of words I write it down otherwise

    I may scream or be consumed by the things unspoken we left everything unspoken so much time waisted so little of it spent well I was just a kid what did you expect me to do? I am you I cry about it still I know you loved me but not enough Oxy Cotton makes me sick like you But...
    4forglencoco 4forglencoco 18-21, F Apr 26

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    My Mum

    I lost my mum 19 weeks ago from a blood clot at home, it was really unexpected but i got to tell her i love her that day which is a comfort, she was gone really fast and she was with my dad at the time. Im finding it hard to cope at the min, my moods are out of control i fly of...
    snuggi101 snuggi101 22-25 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Yesterday I started my day in Ohio,

    delivered my load in Illinois near Chicago. My dad has been in the hospital for the past 9 days. Last Sunday he had surgery to repair part of his aorta, and since then I would be hoping that he would get better but this time he didn't get better I was there with him when he took...
    Davie50 Davie50 51-55, M Dec 14, 2013

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    In The Skys With God....

    Well about two years ago God you ,in all your mysterious ways, took my father from this earth.You made me stronger and made me realize how fragile our lives are. I miss my dad. I know everything happens for a reason but that still dosent ease the pain. I miss you dad.I hate skin...
    Ghostclaw Ghostclaw 13-15 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    I found my father overdosed in his home April 3

    13 and my best friend was really gone
    rowdy0311 rowdy0311 22-25, M Apr 26

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    I Still Cry Today Sometimes

    I was five. The details for this story are not important. All that needs to be shared is that he went to bed a healthy 30 year old. In shape, ate right, worked out, ran, and was a smart, clean, liberally minded high school english teacher. He never woke up. That cliche, "I...
    1nourmindseye 1nourmindseye 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    My father ended up leaving us

    and wasn't a part of my life, all to drinking alcohol. I used to switch back and forth to his house when I was younger, but then stopped around middle school. As years went by, he ended up contacting me through a letter, and wanted to be in my life. I didn't care much (since I...
    jesusjessicaaa jesusjessicaaa 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Author’s note: Although this piece is

    autobiographical, it is written in the third-person. Writing this in the first-person would have been impossible for me, because of how personal and honest these words are. I had to pretend I was someone else for a while, because going back to that time as myself, putting myself...
    kcgringa kcgringa 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    It will be a year on Monday the 14 th

    that my father went up to heaven. He is at rest with no more pain and suffering. I love and miss him so much.And i will always be daddy's little girl . xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoo
    hazeleyes71 hazeleyes71 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 12

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    my dad just died in December 2013.

    we were really close and I miss him a lot. it was really unexpected and he died 18 days from the time I last saw him which was December 1, he died December 18, a week before Christmas. I miss him and it's Father's Day today. anyone I can talk to?
    becca224 becca224 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I lost my step dad about 4

    and a half years ago. He raised me he's my dad and best friend. These past few months I've been grieving and struggling more than ever. I need help.
    Blueskydreams Blueskydreams 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    2 weeks ago- My dad passed away a little over 2

    weeks ago. He had esophageal cancer for 5 years and he put up an extraordinary fight. My dad is my hero for being there for me during his struggles with his health. I miss him so much already and I still feel like i'm going to see him tomorrow. His death hasn't sunk in yet. I...
    Demaries22 Demaries22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    My dad left my mom before I was born

    and then he got sent to jail and met me once after and never again. He may not have died. But he chose to leave me I would rather have had him not have gotten the choice it might hurt less. But my step dad has been really supportive.
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I lost my dad 5 years ago

    and ever since then I've changed. I had to grow up on my own and look after myself because my mam was really depressed and in a state all the time, so she couldn't look after me. I feel like since then I've had a bad outlook on the world and everything around me just seems dark...
    OverThinker123 OverThinker123 18-21, F Mar 20

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    My Dad (1949-2005)

    My father died in a motorcycle accident in 2005.  He had gone to the big motorcylce rally in Sturgis, SD and had only been gone 2 days.  He was on his way to or from Mt Rushmore when the accident happened.  A pick up truck hauling a trailer came around a curve...
    smj775 smj775 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    9 Years Later

    Hi. My name is Jessica and I am 24 years old. 9 years ago my mom passed away from complications due to pneumonia and asthma. it changed my life forever and nothing can ever compare to that. I didn't really have a relationship with her, I grew up with my grandparents and she was...
    lttlone885 lttlone885 22-25, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Okay so I lost my father in May.

    .. I didn't know him hadn't seen him since I was like 6 I think.. It really hurt though because I wanted to see him at least one more time... I met my siblings at the funeral I had known all of them when I was a toddler but it had been forever my two older siblings remember me...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    My father died about half a year ago.

    Car accident. It was his fault. I'm happy about that. I hated him, he hated me. He was just a bastard. Even a worse sociopath than me. That's how he got rich. He set a target, followed it and destroyed everything that was in his way. He ruined the life of many good persons...
    highfunctioningsocio highfunctioningsocio 16-17, M Apr 26

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    RebeccaDaizee RebeccaDaizee 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    My Lost Inspiration

    It's only been two weeks that my father has been taken from me. I suppose I should have seen it coming, but no one ever looks at a parent and thinks "Well, it's not looking like he's going to pull through this one." There wasn't a single person in my family that really expected...
    LaurenAlex33 LaurenAlex33 18-21, F May 23, 2013

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    Not Only A Mother But A Best Friend

    It will be a year on November 5, 2011 that my life was changed forever. A chapter in my life that was written short. I lost my mother at the age of 27. I always knew that one day i would but not this soon and not like this. i thought i would have alot more time, time to say what...
    daughter28 daughter28 26-30 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    when I was 4, my mother went out to the grocery

    store. And simply never came back. and was never heard from since. my big sister remembers it better than I do. she says that the marriage was rocky For years before that. she had left her phone all of her clothes and my father's last name behind. I don't know what her reasoning...
    samthegirl samthegirl 13-15, F Nov 11

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    I remember as a child,

    my sisters would say who they resembled. I would always ask, "well, do I look like mom or dad," and no one ever answered. My parents were divorced but I got to see them both all the time. My mom would always recieve letters in the mail from some man that was in prison. He would...
    sydneyperez sydneyperez 18-21, F May 5

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