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I Miss My Dad

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    teawithharry teawithharry 18-21, T Aug 21

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    Dad....I know you can't hear me

    but I miss you..I wish you could come home....I love you and always will - Forever your daughter Laura
    ShyCanadian123 ShyCanadian123 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Papa, I Wish You Were Here.. :'(

    August 9, 2010 Monday, is the last day I spent with my dad. It's been 2 years now, and there's no one else in this world I'd rather see than my dad.. I miss him so much..As a kid, my dad always had my back. He always supported me in everything I do. And he's the kind of dad who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    A Little Girl's Love, For A Father She Barely Knew

    My father was killed when I was five. I guess I need to start this story at the beginning. I was a child of an one night stand. Yes, she knew him from childhood but no it wasn’t any type of an relationship between them. In fact until recently, I didn’t even know my dad was...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    Why doesnt this heartache go away?

    Why do I miss him so much when I have so carefully taken all his memories...wrapped them up in a beautiful cover...put them in a cocoon and hidden them in one remote corner of my heart..so deep inside that they should remain there...always hidden because I cannot and do not want...
    nightoceanbreeze nightoceanbreeze 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I am with you still - I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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    The Last Time...

    The last time I saw my dad, I didn't know it was going to be the last time I saw him.  I was on a break from college, and I had come home for my 21st birthday (a few days before).  I don't remember much of what I did for the few days I was home, but I do recall my dad looking...
    SailN SailN 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    lonewolf4510 lonewolf4510 13-15, F Aug 18

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    My dad died May 25th,

    2005. It's almost 9 years since he left and I miss him every day. I really wish he were here right now.
    maebebe maebebe 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    Dad why'd you have to leave me?

    ! What did I do or say that made you want to walk away from me?! I am sorry.....PLEASE come back....I miss you sooo much:'( please.....
    CountryBabs321 CountryBabs321 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I had a flashback recently.

    It wasn't just any flashback, it was one of those deep 'humanly' ones that everyone gets and keeps an bottles up. If you know what i'm talking about, doesn't it feel werhgbuygfhbvksbvkbwenfmsndjnwnf...
    MJchalk MJchalk 18-21, M Aug 14

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    This Is A Tribute To My Father Who Was Also My Best Friend

    I spoke with a close and loving friend about the kind of realtionship I had with my father and this friend gave the time of day to talk and speak of how wonderful our relationship was. It wasn't always a rosey picture. Yet there were much more good times than I can remember...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 21 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    My dad past away years ago.

    He use to take care of my mom and I. Since he's gone, I have to take care of my mother. Not physically, she is not sick and takes care of herself very well but acts. .. well... like a teenager. She turns to me to help her take every décision, sometimes she takes my advice...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I Miss Him

    Standing in your bedroom, my heart stops... The phone is ringing Hello? Time stops, as the reciever hits the floor... My keys in hand, my heart is racing, My legs are trying to keep up... Im running, climbing 3 stairs at a time. Slow motion, the traffick moved...
    AthenasPrayer AthenasPrayer 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    It's hard to grasp the right words

    when you haven't even come to terms with what really is. It's been five years, I was fourteen at the time, precisely three days before I entered high school. I could easily tell you where I was sitting in my house, who I was with on the couch, the sounds that came out of my...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A glimpse of Strong Man

    What makes a man strong?  Muscles? maybe the hability to lift extreamly heavy objetcs? or to talk loud , fight with other mens .......and actually win those fights? well yeah those are good examples of male strengh. But that's not kind of strengh  I want to talk...
    Secretpoem Secretpoem 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2007

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    a dad is some one who wants to catch u

    before u fall but instead picks u up, brushes u off... and let u try again. Don’t Neglect Your Father…!! a dad is some one who wants to keep u from making mistakes.. but instead let u find ur own way ,even thou his heart break in silence when u get hurt. a dad is some one...
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    he may be bad but I need him.

    Hes in prison. Its hard not having someone when ur scared to go to or to have to help from
    jazzie678 jazzie678 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    My dad took his last breath on March 12th,

    2014. He was only 53. He fought his cancer hard. Until the very end. He didn't want to let go of my mom, my brother, or me. Before he passed, he told me to stay strong. I usually don't have a problem with being strong but this was destroying me & he could definitely tell. I...
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    He hasn't called in a really long time.

    I just started tenth grade last week and he doesn't even care. He has new kids with his new wife. A 17 year old and an 8 year old. Up in Maine, and me and my brothers don't even exist anymore. He's forgotten my birthday two years in a row now, but will get my step sister (who...
    XxMyChemicalRomancexX XxMyChemicalRomancexX 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    It'S Been 2 Years

    I hate mom for kicking you out. I miss our special times together. I miss your voice, I miss your face, I miss you holding me at night. I miss your touch. I want to feel you again
    teena4u269 teena4u269 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    When i was ten years old,

    my father told me not to be afraid of the darkness..
    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    My Hero,My Angel

    On December 5, 2011 at 7:20 in the morning I was awakened by my brother as I slept in the window seal in my dads hospital room. As I opened my eyes I realized I wasn't dreaming, and the nightmare that had started about two years, before was actually my reality. My first love, my...
    Faith4dad Faith4dad 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    It has officially been one month

    since my father passed. It still hurts just as much, if not more than before. Not a day goes by... 4/1/14 💙
    OwnWhoYouAre OwnWhoYouAre 18-21, F 7 Responses May 1

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    Dad hadn't really been able to enjoy a beer

    for a long time, and last Wednesday I put a Carlton stubby in his coffin with him, and at his funeral on Thursday last week I told a couple of people that I knew he use to enjoy a beer with, that any time that they have a stubby they can toast him and be assured that dad will be...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    An update on the situation.

    .. I swear it just gets worse, he doesn't bother trying to communicate with me unless I contact him first and when i do I get one word answers or a very blunt text. For example it was his birthday Sunday so I text him saying 'happy birthday Dad, hope you have a nice day. I love...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F Aug 28

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    He'd Be Proud Of Me

    I wrote him a letter today to let him know I quit smoking. When he was alive, he was always begging me to quit. So, If he's watching, I'm sure that he is really proud of me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    Don't Be Afraid

    They sometimes say that we never really grow up fully until our parents leave us. But actually your father hasn't left you, and neither has mine. They are inside us and they made us what we are. I remember when my father died I used to have a lot of dreams. In my dreams...
    caprolascivo caprolascivo 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 6, 2006

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    He passed away in march.

    The day after his birthday. I found him on the floor of his room on his birthday. What a way to celebrate. I have held strong for as long as I can but I miss him so much. It is so hard to let go. He was sick for years due to smoking and back pain so I know he is better off. I...
    kimmydon kimmydon 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Broken Heart

    Today is the one year anniversary of his death. My dad was very special to me. I was his princess. The story took over a year of my life. The beginning started on a Friday morning when my dad had woke me up earlier than I normally got up for work. He said didn't feel good...
    msmuffet72 msmuffet72 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    My dad and I have been contacting each other

    through whatsapp for the past two months ( : and he asked to see a picture of my brother, sister and I, he put It as his profile picture ❤️
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    My dad passed away 3 years ago with me finding

    him and I still haven't been the same. I've become antisocial, my anxiety has gone crazy the past couple of months and I can't act the same like I did with him there. So many things have gone down hill with my family & I just don't know what to do with myself or with anything...
    kyliewhite kyliewhite 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    i miss his scent, i miss his laugh,

    i miss the way he treats me, i miss the way he said the food that i make is really good -even its not delicious enough-, i miss have some conversation with him, i miss his warm hug, i miss the way when he called me sweetheart, i miss the way he wake me up in the morning with the...
    dittayu dittayu 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Yeah, I Do

    Some days more then others, it's been a few months now and I think about him every day, usually just as a subconscious thought. Every now and then something makes me think a little harder about him and it brings a tear to my eye, the world is a better place for him having been in...
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    I Miss My Dad When I smell a strong cup of

    coffee brewing I think of my father. He was such a morning person. He woke up knowing it was going to be a good day. No matter how rebellious I was. He would see the silver lining, the glass half full, however one would want to describe positivity. When I hear kids laughing at...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    My Dad passed away last week,

    he had always been so strong, and to see him fade away over the last few years was so hard to see, we spoke on the Tuesday and he was interested in me and his granddaughters, and I told he all that I could about them, I didn't know it then, but I know now that he knew that his...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    He passed away on the 05th of September this

    year. My mind is mush at the moment, I'm trying to do things, and I can't seem to get anything much done, I'm even struggling with the simplest things, and losing my temper with myself for not being able to do them, I know that it will get better, but it is just so hard right...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dad

    I do really miss my father. He was a good man with a big heart. I have many traits like him. He taught me a lot without trying and I am glad he was my father. It will soon be five years since his death. You seem to remember so many little things when the people you love go. I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 11 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    'You will have everything in your life

    but me.' This was the last thing my dad said before he died. It's been in my head ever since. :(
    Rae06 Rae06 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    My father died tragically long ago

    when I was in grade school. Really cannot remember a whole lot about him but he has been on my mind a lot recently. I have two sons who I know he would have doted on and who are really good kids who never got to know their grandfather. I hope that my life and the man I have...
    minnadt minnadt 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My father was an aggressive ,

    violent alcoholic . And even though he used to beat my mother and my brother he never raised a hand against me . My mom wanted to divorce him and in response he tried to kill her 3 times with knife and all those 3 times I was the only standing between them and saving my moms...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    9 Months On...

    It's been nearly 9 months since my wonderful Dad passed away. The shock and numbness are wearing off but the pain is still very raw. I knew it would be hard but I didn't anticipate how strong the feelings of loss and emptiness would be. What I wouldn't give to see him again! I...
    Liette Liette 36-40, F 51 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    Four years today. Was out at the cemetery

    earlier,that's the third time now I've been able to go without crying. I feel so defeated when I cry. And now I'm on the verge of sobbing. I miss him.
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have lost my grandma

    and me dad 😔 But I still look ahead
    saulcabrera saulcabrera 13-15, M Aug 26

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    Dad...I miss you. It's the anniversary of your

    death. I just wanted you to know that I have not forgotten about you; I think about you every day. I know you are hear with me. That day I stopped at the green light and someone ran tbe opposite red...thanks for that... I hope one day I make you proud. Gotta go, take care.
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    It's been two months.

    This pain is killing me. Right now one of my concerns is not to forget the sound of his voice or his smell. It sucks. I think movies can never capture and portray the real feeling of losing someone. In movies, you get how they feel. You get everything. Every feeling has words...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    We were not close when I was growing up.

    He was in and out. He was a very hard worker and he was always gone working. I think that because we weren't close, I remember and cherish every special moment we had. He wasn't a hugger or an emotional kinda guy. He was a rock. I was just sitting here thinking of some of...
    MissWorld33 MissWorld33 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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    My whole life i have always had a close

    relationship with ALL of my family members. But ever since my dad has passed away my family doesn't seem close anymore. Like when we have Thanksgiving or Christmas parties i feel it is a chore for everyone to show up and come together. but when my dad was alive family gatherings...
    armchairlama9 armchairlama9 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    He's the only guy that is nice to me.

    But he died years ago. Sick with sepsis and respiratory illnesses due to his smoking, with heart problems too. And he's addicted to alcohol too.He died in that hospital, they did that mercy killing to him. Coz they cannot cure him anymore. That doctor told us to buy that kind of...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    He Was My Best Friend

    I miss him, I was always daddys little girl. I went everywhere with him. I don't remember my mom at all, she passed when I was very young. I knew my dad wouldn't be around forever either, he was diagnosed with cancer when I was 10. He was given 2 years to live, but didn't pass...
    carrielynch carrielynch 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I Love You Dad !

    Nineteen years ago today on February 5 TH 1993 was one of the worst days of my life. I received a call telling me my father was dying and to come quick. I flew to the nursing home. My speedometer needle was buried in the dashboard. I arrived only to be met at the doorway by his...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 7 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Letter To Dad

    My Dearest Dad, On Sunday it will be six years since you left us. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I see your piercing green eyes and the proud smile on your face that you always had for me when I walked through the door. I miss you so much. I try...
    Fallgirl007 Fallgirl007 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I Really Want Him Back

    I have attempted to write this story at least 2 to 3 dozen times since I added the experience to my profile but I always break down in tears and cannot finish it.  Tonight I have been tearful already because I have had a tough week at work and on top of that relationship...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 108 Responses May 22, 2008

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    After my parents separated,

    I saw my father half the week, then weekends and Wednesdays, then weekends, then ev