illness;

August 22, 2011
By misseili ELITE, Troy, Michigan
misseili ELITE, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh


I see your pink face, maimed by a strangling fever and other diseases I cannot diagnose through my limited knowledge of the human body, and I hear your muffled sobs into the pillows, and I see your bloodshot eyes, and I think, this is such a big pain for such a small body, and oh god, if I could take it all into me, I would, I would, and then you cry again, about your head hurting, and I cannot help but wonder, if your heart is hurting too.

The author's comments:
I wrote this during a time in which my eight year old sister was incredibly ill with the flu, and which for once in my life, her cries made me cry too, because I could not bear her pain.

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