An Open Letter to My Father, Who Was Brutally Killed

Dear Papa

Bella Smith ⭐
3 min readJan 30, 2023

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I still remember the day you left us as if it were just yesterday. I will never forget the sound of Mama's wails and the tears that wouldn’t stop streaming down her face. Your sudden departure has left us with so many unanswered questions and a deep sense of loss that can never be filled.

I wish I could turn back time and prevent the tragedy that took you away from us. I think about all the things we could have done differently, and all the moments we could have shared. But I know that wishing for what could have been will not bring you back to us.

One day you were alive and well, and the next day we found your body in a secluded place, beaten and stabbed to death. The memory of the deep cut on your neck, almost as if your head was detached, still haunts me to this day.

I know that you lived your life with purpose and always put your family first. You worked tirelessly to provide for us and to make our lives better. Your selflessness and unwavering love will always be an inspiration to me.

I promise to keep your memory alive and to make you proud by living my life to the fullest and cherishing every moment. I will never forget the lessons you taught me and the love you showed me. Your legacy will live on through me and through all those who were lucky enough to know you.

I hope you are at peace now and that wherever you are, you can feel the love that surrounds you. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget you.

It’s been more than 5 years since you left us. Mama is fine now, although I still see her crying at night, I can say she found a way for herself to continue living without you. I have grown up so much since you left, and have taken on responsibilities that you would be proud of. I have also found love and happiness in my life, and I know that you would be happy for me if you were here.

But no matter how much time passes, the pain of losing you never fades away. Your absence is felt every day and I long for the day when we can be reunited again. Until then, I will keep your memory alive and carry your love with me always.

Love you always,

Your daughter

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Bella Smith ⭐

Human Behavior/Psychology Enthusiast, Empath, Introvert, INFJ. Let's Connect: https://linktr.ee/bellasmith0705