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You killed yourself. I lost hope.

by gypsy-poet on May 9, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


My father committed suicide almost 8 months ago. This loss, the loss of the man who utterly stole my childhood from me, has left me broken. How to grieve for a man who could do what he did?

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