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I Never Got the Chance to Say Goodbye

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    I Still Miss Him.... - When I was 21 yrs old, I was pregnant and engaged. He went on a trip to Montana to visit family, but I was unable to go due to my pregnancy. It was a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Silent Goodbyes Hurt The Most - It’s unfortunate that we’re not taught how to break up with people we love! Goodbyes hurt the most when people leave without saying them.I see...
    lifefairytales lifefairytales 22-25 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Donde Quiera Que Estés -   A mi mamá le encantaba la música , pero de todas las canciones , esta siempre fué su preferida. La conmovía hasta...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    It's life the beauty of it is the unknown what will happen tomorrow
    Midnigght Midnigght 31-35, M Feb 3

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    Daddy'S Little Girl, I Wish! - my dad. he was an alcoholic, a drug abuser, a chiminal.... but he was the perfect father to me and my brother! unfortunatly we were taken into car...
    BethanyGeorgia BethanyGeorgia 13-15, F Jul 23, 2013

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    My grandma and auntie.. RIP angels. Xoxo.
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F Mar 2

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    Goodbye - I was shocked , then I felt numb As if  I was viewing the world from inside a bubble You left , without warning , without a goodbye Was it so hard , to just...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    i never got the chance to say goodbye to my mom
    worldisupsidedown worldisupsidedown 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    Goodbye. - To watch you walk away, To say i loved you one last time, To cry away this pain, Goodbye, ,goodbye. I hate that word You left and with good reason But would it have...
    mel15 mel15 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    To The Men I've Loved Before... - Talking to some friends the other day has left me remembering. Nostalgic is far too kind a word in most cases. D. We literally were kids. I'm...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    My Mom - never got a chance to tell my mom good bye as she left this life to live in heaven. so many people i never got that chance. just happy that me last words to my son...
    djredneck7269 djredneck7269 51-55, M Sep 10, 2012

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    My older brother was murdered when he was 18, I was 16. He was involved with the wrong crowd but I never thought death was really an option for him, I was naïve. I wish I could've...
    barney206 barney206 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    1994 - Just as my divorce was about to be final--after being in court for four excruciating years--I met an amazing guy. He was tall, strong, handsome, blue eyed--a very fit US...
    CountrySlicker CountrySlicker 51-55, F May 12, 2013

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    So much emptiness, so much regret. Always make your love and appreciation known.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F Jan 28

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    How Fragile Life Is... - I lost my beautiful wife of 21 years in 1994, and one of my biggest regrets was not having the chance to say goodbye. I suppose thats the way in most loss...
    MusicMouse MusicMouse 56-60, M 50 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    All Of Us -  Neptune in Aquarius Nov 27, 1998 to Apr 4, 2011   Neptune, the planet of dreams, is only partially comfortable in Aquarius. Neptune appreciates the...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 16, 2010

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    Aunt B <3 miss you so much
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F Mar 2

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    What Happened To Goodbye? - I just went through hell and you knew that, so why didn't you bother with goodbye? You're my sister, and I did everything for you so that you could...
    iceprincess95 iceprincess95 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    To A Dear Dog - Dear Gizmo: It's been so many years since you died that I doubt you even remember the little girl that you protected so fiercely. In fact, if you do, I wouldn't be...
    AgilePhoenix AgilePhoenix 31-35, F Jun 4, 2012

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    Dad - I never got the chance to say goodbye. I miss you and love you. You died too young. When you died, i died on the inside to and i may act like i'm okay but i'm not. Nothing...
    missingtheworld missingtheworld 13-15, F Jun 26, 2012

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    Life sometimes doesn't afford a proper goodbye
    maplegirl maplegirl 26-30, F Feb 5

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    I Miss You, Grampie. - I met him when I was a baby, and only knew him until I was 4. He was a man of many sides, but only one was known to me. The side I saw, was the side of a...
    xspamadvice xspamadvice 13-15, F Mar 31, 2012

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    My boyfriend died alone in our apartment because we were fighting and I had gone back to my parents for the night. I came home and found him. I never got my chance to tell him how...
    thecatsmeow27 thecatsmeow27 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Sailor Bates 2 - I really would have loved to say goodbye, To watch you walk away, To say i loved you one last time, To cry away this pain, One day you will understand, I really...
    samscleverbox samscleverbox 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    I am a very complicated woman but despite of it, there was this guy who came into my life and was patient enough of loving me. All throughout the relationship, I felt loved. It was...
    runawayme runawayme 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    You wouldn't let me..... Maybe you can continue your life without one but I can't.. It's not just about you!!!
    sweetdenial83 sweetdenial83 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Life Changes In A Split Second - I did get to say goodbye.  It wasn't knowingly at the time, it was just one of those things that happen. I was headed out for work, and I saw my...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Oct 27, 2011

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    Another If Only? - My sister took her own life and never left a note, my family and I have so many unanswered questions that will be with us till the day we die. I know she had...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Dear Old Dad -  My father and I had a horrible relationship since I was a very little kid. He was rough, and abusive both physically and verbally, putting me down at every...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 11 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    My Grandma I Never Said Goodbye - so it was may 27 /2012 i was over my aunts house i was playing black ops when i and my cousins was called downstairs i was thinking it was time...
    tjbiggie8 tjbiggie8 16-17, M Oct 4, 2013

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    I left home at a young age. I basically ran away to save someone pain and embarrassment. I had a best friend Stephen. He and I were attached at the hip. He was so much to me. We...
    MagickalFae MagickalFae 36-40, F Jan 13

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    My Dad - I never got to say goodbye to my dad, as he fell into a coma an hour before i arrived at the hospital..... If only my plane wasn't running late i could have told him that...
    LanieLu LanieLu 22-25, F May 6, 2012

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    To My Friend - I don't know what I want to say so i'll say it all. You were my only friend, I thought I could trust you. I thought I found someone to make my darkness bright. You...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M Apr 20, 2013

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    :-( It'S Never Too Late To Say So-Long. - It was June 2010 when my grandfather took a turn for the worst, I last talked to him wishing him a happy Father's Day :-) never thought...
    hloiler828 hloiler828 26-30, F Nov 20, 2013

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    Are You Just Sleeping? - When I was 7, I was a spoiled brat. I didn't respect anyone even my parents and the elderly. I had a great grandfather that showed me kindness despite my...
    Dumstey Dumstey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    I Never Got The Chance To Say Goodbye To My Mum - On New Years Eve, my phone got dropped in alcohol and was pretty much ruined, so I had to wait a couple of weeks to get a new...
    Qwerty9251 Qwerty9251 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    Just Sad - My employer announced last week that there would be about 40 people that would be let go. Funny how I was sort of wishing I'd be included. You know how when you get...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Both of my great-grandparents, I knew them but when they passed (my great-grandfather 2yrs ago and my great-grandmother last yr) I never got to say good bye and I miss them so much...
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    To My Grandmother.... - A letter to her: Dear Nan, I can still remember that day. That day when everything changed forever and you had gone. You were always ill and I questioned...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Goodbye Grandad - I was working abroad at the time my grandad passed away, was on the phone to him a few days before and my last words were "I'll see you soon and bring you back...
    xRimsayx xRimsayx 18-21, M Nov 15, 2013

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    I don't want to. I never want to say goodbye. It's the hardest thing in the world to do. Goodbyes seem so permanent, so endless. I hate goodbye's because they hurt. A piece of me...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate goodbyes. I'm terrible at them. And goodbyes mean permanent. If I say goodbye to you then we are deffo done. I prefer the phrase "just not here right now"
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Apr 4

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    It's so hard to say goodbye after 6 years. He ****** up badly and lied for 3 years. The day he admitted the truth was the day my wall went up and hasn't come down since. It's the...
    inloveyetincomplete inloveyetincomplete 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I hate saying goodbye but this time I must! I'm going to a place of no pain and suffering I'm going to a place of peace and comfort!take care all u fellow ep fans I hope to see u...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't like saying goodbye. Even if it you're going to see that person the next day, the word 'goodbye' just seems to final, like you're putting an end to it forever.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm saying goodbye. I probably won't be back for a very long time..
    AnAngelWithoutHerWings AnAngelWithoutHerWings 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I finally deleted you, you know? All that time & energy wasted on listening to your LIES. I think the reason you "disappeared" is because lies are simply too hard to keep up and...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Apr 4

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    I have to let you go and it hurts so horribly. I knew I should've never raised my voice and said anything.
    Keppclam Keppclam 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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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...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Im leaving EP. Im sorry...my account will be gone in the next 48 hours. I just want to say you've all been great but its time for me to move on. No one needs me anymore.
    ImAlittleLost09 ImAlittleLost09 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Okay it all started around in August, at the time I was introduced to this guy. He wasn't just a regular like he was something more... special. I don't have the right words to...
    idontkn0z idontkn0z 22-25, F 1 Response