And she was gone

October 27, 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 diagnosed with breast cancer. Shortly after I was born, she went into remission until about 2 years ago. She went to the doctors because she had a ainful lump in her ear. She eas diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. She recently lost the battle, and the oain ahs been unbarable.


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