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So Horribly Sad

Sifting Through Loss

My dad left this world, 
And it kept all his possessions

I'm forced to go through all his belongings
Every box is heartbreaking
The memories are so close

I'm the only child of an only child
My dads life in boxes, I can't believe
I wasn't ready for him to leave
All I can do is stare a the boxes piled

His shoes, his drawings
Everything's here except him
It's so personal
I feel like I'm bleeding tears
I feel so horribly sad

August 31, 2016
Contest: Challenge - Write One

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Date: 9/9/2016 11:21:00 AM
Tanis, congratulations on your win in my contest, your poem touched my heart, wonderfully penned ~
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Date: 9/9/2016 10:30:00 AM
My heart goes out to you Tanis!You have made me feel the pain.
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Date: 9/9/2016 8:59:00 AM
Congrats on your win dear Tanis Troutman, so sad and painful it is....to lose a parent..the pain is felt by the reader...in this poem ANU:)
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Date: 9/9/2016 7:48:00 AM
Tanis, such a sad story, I do hope it's fiction? I can't imagine losing a parent, be blessed and stay blessed....congrats on your placement! :)-luloo
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Date: 8/31/2016 5:01:00 PM
Its a heartbreaking thing that we have to do when we lose a parent - had to clear the house when dad died and mum moved into a care home - made me feel like I'd lost both of them:-( good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/31/2016 2:38:00 PM
Tanis, this tugs at the heart strings. It is a gut wrenching thing to do. I can relate. Very well written!
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