EDIT: Those three dashes may have been good at first, since they added to the mood, but I feel as if I ought to say something now. For all those wonderful people giving me their condolences and sympathy... don't worry about me, this is not based on my life. I am so lucky for my mom.
This poem isn't an example of "write what you know," but instead, "give a voice to those who can't speak."
To finish off, really, THANK YOU to everyone who favourited this piece, and felt as if they could connect to it. Whether you're someone who can only empathize, the fact that you do empathize shows that there's hope, or if you're someone who can personally relate to this... well, all that I can say is, look around you. Everyone who favourited/commented on this supports you, and is there for you.