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He Has Cancer

October 26, 2010
By Leann14 GOLD, DeGraff, Ohio
Leann14 GOLD, DeGraff, Ohio
16 articles 4 photos 110 comments

The one with the
Alabaster head and
Bright blue
Who sits with lovely and
In the silent back row
Behind all the lucky ones who didn’t
Have to go through

Too weak
Too sick
Too scared

The one with blue veins
And red scars
Flesh tearing
From the surface
With purple
Clover-shaped bruises

Pure heart

The one who will die before
They get a chance
To live

The beautiful one


The author's comments:
My grandma died with breast cancer before I was born, and a few years back my mother developed it- but they caught it before it could spread and she is now cancer free. I always wondered what it would be like to have a child with terminal cancer.... how sad and heartbreaking it would be. This poem is what I depict their graduation day would be like. Please comment and rate. (PS- I kind of just went with it, so I know it needs work. Suggestions are encouraged.)

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