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The Eclectic Pen - Cancer

By: Terry J.   + 8 more  
Date Submitted: 11/1/2007
Last Updated: 11/5/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 111

  It's not that she doesn't laugh
It's just that her smile never shines so true.

It's not that she cries nonstop
It's just that her tears soak through and through.

It's not that she shaves her head
It's just that her hair falls and never grows.

It's not she's afraid of time
It's just that how much she has left is so unknown.

It's not that she hates the holidays
It's just she knows each on could be her last.

It's not that she doesn't like history
It's just that she's afraid to part of the past.

It's not she's now and old woman
It's just that she's cancer ridden and young,
with a family who prays all day,
and a childhood that has come undone.

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Robin W. (flabbyoldbird) - 11/28/2007 10:36 PM ET
Wow so true and powerful. It could be any ones mother, sister or daughter. thank you for sharing it. robin
Patricia H. (freebird1960) - , - 2/10/2008 3:32 PM ET
this has really touched my heart
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