And She Was Gone

October 5, 2017
By clparadis03 BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
clparadis03 BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
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My heart dropped to my knees.

A lump formed in my throat.
My whole body was tense.

The feeling was indescribable.
It was like a bad dream.
I wanted so badly to wake up.

I tried to keep myself from disappearing
Into a puddle of tears.
The moment my dad opened his mouth.

I knew the answer before a
Single word
Left his mouth.

Grandma is gone.
Along with the pain.
Along with the suffering.

I put my head down.
I felt the cold granite
On my warm forehead.

Memories began flooding my mind.
Fireworks on the 4th,
Opening presents over skype on the 25th

Her small frail body.       
Her shiny smooth bald head.
Resting easy, watching over me.

“I love you,” she said
Crying.
The last time we were on the phone.

“I love you so much, baby,”
“Don’t ever forget it”
I love you too.


The author's comments:

Before I was born, my grandma was misdiegnosed with breast cancer, and then after I was born she went into remission. About a year ago, she had a lump in her ear. She went to a doctor and it was misdiegnosed as non-cancerous toumor. She didn't find out it was until it was too late. She had several prosedures to try to remove it, coming in and out of remission. Only a few months ago, it started getting bad. They stopped chemothearepy because it was hurting more than helping. She passed away only a few weeks after.


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