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I Miss The Way Things Used To Be

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    I Wanna Go Back

    Sometimes I wish I could just be a little kid again. So when life gets tough you can just play pretend. I wanna go back to when Santa did exist. When your daddy was the only boy you ever kissed. When Disney World was the best place to be. When the only movies you could see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    When Window was just a square hole in a room &

    Application was something written on a paper. When Keyboard was a Piano and Mouse just an animal. When File was an important office material and Hard Drive just an uncomfortable road trip. When Cut was done with knife and Paste with glu. When Web was a spider's home and virus...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I Miss My Old Church

    I was a member for 15 years, sing in the chore, usher, teach the kids, did a lot in the church, but things start changing and it was time to go, but I still miss the way things use to be, I go back at least once a year, looking for the things I miss the most.
    Gold40 Gold40 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    Growing up and looking back!

    So many good memories and no responsibility! My family dynamic have changed, social life got worst, health got worst,  everything's too serious and stressful so I miss the good old days with all the fun and no worries in the world!Things use to be so simple and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 26

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    Unsure Why

    My teenage years right into my late 20's were awful but I sure do miss those times. I constantly ran from place to place, was rarely sober, got arrested a few times, was homeless but yeah I find myself missing those years. I guess I miss the feeling of freedom more than the times...
    SmileyGurlz SmileyGurlz 31-35, F 1 Response May 9, 2013

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    This Balance For Improvement Seems Out Of Hand

    Just 50 years ago we had Cassette Tapes and Video Tapes. Now things are CD's and DVD's. And much is changing too fast. I get a machine to play Cassette Tapes years ago for allowing my past to accumulate like about 500 Cassette Tapes I have collected and now what do I do? So that...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Sep 14, 2011

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    And the realization that things will never go

    back to being that way, is unfortunate. All that remains are the memories.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Some Things Just Don'T Go Away

    as soon as he walked out of that door i knew he wasn't coming back , i tried everything to tell myself he will come back, don't worry but i knew he was gone .. he was the one that was supposed to be there for me the one guy that never would leave the one that is supposed to...
    cmcm123 cmcm123 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    I Miss How I Used To Be

    Up until I was 16 I was the happiest kid alive I loved life I loved everybody and then I got into drugs and lost everything, I always lived by the quote "Believe that life is worth living and your beilf will create the fact" but I can't believe in anything I have to belive in. i...
    Sunnynight24 Sunnynight24 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    My best mate never hang around,

    i think he's slightly depressed or something's bugging him but I've tried talking to him. My girlfriend isn't around as much anymore and i miss her. The people who gate crashed my friends and i hanging out, kind of made is stronger. Now that they're gone everything's just...
    jaykubean jaykubean 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I wish everything was like it was 5 hours ago.

    .... You'd still be alive :( < 3
    taureanMay taureanMay 16-17, F Apr 24

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    Family, Friends, Life....

    I miss how all of that and how is use to be. I miss that back then I k new I had family, I knew I had friends, and I knew what I wanted in life..Then everything changed, people changed, situations changed, and I grewup, grew older... Realizing, things would never be the same...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    I wish I could unlearn what I know

    and start over. Before I knew anything, everyone was safe and everything was safe from being destroyed by the darkness. I know ignorance isn't bliss, but I can get by fine by not knowing what I know. No one wants to know what it's like to lose someone, but they have to face...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 18-21 Feb 16

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    I miss certain things not everything

    but specific things. I miss people that actually cared and listened. I miss my stuffed animal. I miss my dog. I miss when my mom wasn't so busy and when my dad had a job. I miss when I actually had friends. I miss them.
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I Miss You, Dad

    My mother and father were both born and raised in Puerto Rico. They both came to the US very young and without their parents, to start a "better" life. They married young, had 7 kids young, had a horrible unhappy marriage and divorced when I was young. My mom met a man that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    Isn'T Living With Someone Fun? (If They Are The Right Person)

    It was such a peaceful time for me. I was away from my parents, had my own place to maintain and take care of, could do whatever I wanted, and my ex was with me everyday. Being able to fall asleep every night with either your lover next to you, or knowing they will come in later...
    LonelyGirl1230 LonelyGirl1230 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

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    I'd Like A Re-do

    Things used to be SO good. We shared SO many wonderful times together, and I know in my heart that it was something each of us held dear. I would also suffice to say that YOU miss those times as much as I do.I believe that when our recent 'confrontation' came to blows, it really...
    BooBooBunny BooBooBunny 46-50, F Apr 29, 2012

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    BFF To Strangers

    I used to have this awsm guy friend We were best friends But then he got a gf n he forgot me I miss him so much N it hurts to see someone change so much We were best friends and now I don't even know him
    Amanda1015 Amanda1015 18-21, F Mar 3, 2013

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    echoalpha echoalpha 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I miss my gran and all the fun times we had

    together I miss when my nan could do things for herself and was happy I miss my parents being together and the carefree life I had then I miss my job before all the changes this year I miss my best friend now she's run off with someone's husband I miss my nieces being...
    woodyemma2013 woodyemma2013 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I miss the times when my whole family lived

    together. We actually used to be a normal functioning family and now i just get bounced around
    worldisupsidedown worldisupsidedown 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I miss his hugs and his slow kisses.

    .. Just thinking about it makes my eyes watery I miss him so much were far away from each other and I know things will never be the same with me and him.. I know I can't have him and if I see him a part if me is going to die I just can't hide the fact that I miss him and that...
    vanessalove4 vanessalove4 16-17, F Jan 25

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    I hate it when you miss someone

    so much but they seem to not even care :(
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Nov 26

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    You Will Always Be My Favorite Pastor

    Well it was 2011-2012 when my pastors son preached I was 9 1/2-11 years old he was 16 1/2-18 I loved when he preached I always had a little crush on him since september of 2010 when we came to the church. As he preached he would talk about his life sometimes well most of the...
    AutumnIsLovely AutumnIsLovely 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    A Year I'll Never Forget

    So for my sophmore year of high school i went abroad as an exchange student and stayed in italy for an entire year. I remember the first day i arrived, with about 400 other exchange students from around the world, all united in Rome, Italy. I remember the day i left Rome, with...
    missanonymous763 missanonymous763 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    I'M The Lifeline Of Hundreds Of Teenagers

    I'm just one 14 year old saving hundreds of lives. People from all over the world contact me for help and ask me to give them strength. I help men and women addicted to cutting, drugs, and alcohol. Many call me telling me that they are in the hospital because they were shot...
    21nee 21nee 16-17, F Apr 24, 2013

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    I Remain Still In That Moment While Time Passed Me By

    It's interesting how the mind works. Although I realize that years have passed, my memories remain still in that moment when I left. When I think of family, friends, or familiar places; I see them still as they were years ago. As silly as it sounds, it didn't occur to me that my...
    1goldenapple 1goldenapple 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    Forever Is Never

    I will never forget d way we used to be Laughing,crying,shouting,running Those days used to be so perfect so stunning But nothing stays forever not did you But where ever u are I just want to tell you that you will always be a part of me Even if I'm not a part of you
    Amanda1015 Amanda1015 18-21, F Mar 3, 2013

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    The Demise of the Pinafore.

    Pinafores were such versatile useful garments for women and girls. But now they have all but passed into history.I guess part of the demise of pinafores is that women and girls don't wear dresses nearly as much as when I was growing up. And you'd look ridiculous wearing a...
    margaret3 margaret3 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Remember When?

    Remember when we used to talk as often as possible? Remember when, even though we didn't have any classes together, we still saw each other constantly? Remember when I was the biggest part of your life, and you made sure I knew that? Yeah, I know, hard to remember, isn't it...
    xspamadvice xspamadvice 13-15, F May 15, 2013

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    I DO......

    its been a few weeks now and everyday i come on EP and everyday i see his profile but i never go on it....well i have like three times but i couldnt stay on, dunno why...i miss our talks....pathetic to think he misses me, it doesnt seem like it...maybe i should just remove him...
    idontwannadream idontwannadream 18-21, M Nov 21, 2013

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    A Settled Glance And The Heavens' Declaration

    Things were complicated then, but we were on the road to independence,so a all was good, and it settled in my heart how Right Life was then (1960). As the tornado of disaster tore us from being Mother and Daughter, I'vegot to share that Life out of place can never be Right for me...
    Soul1958 Soul1958 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    Driving Staring Through Memories

    I get in my car after work, look at my cracked windshield and remember the wild time that made it so. I look at the night sky and all I can think about are the stars I named after you while at burning man. All the feeling flood through me and all I can remember are the good times...
    TypicalLibra TypicalLibra 26-30, F Jun 3, 2013

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    Missing Everyone

    My family used to be really happy and do everything together. until last year when we were on the vacation we take every year on the lake. The argument started over how much to tip the pizza guy but it somehow quickly got ugly. I wasn't sitting there when it did so it is still...
    MaddieJayJay MaddieJayJay 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    A lot when I was younger. I might start again, with the way things are going at home.
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    Well I just read the experience :( (in the picture ) and I havnt been contacted in 2 months now I guess:( I wish I was more,I mean I wish I did more for you and I'm sorry that...
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