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     Father, was there any life before your

death and resurrection,

before you were chosen an insect

cut curiously

open, leading way to

your smoke bleeding - pouring from

every orifice

Where does your half life begin to be?

Father, how does it feel to know you gave

your cancer to me?

Naturalism.

What happened to ideals of flawless

resurrection?

It seems there’s been a slow exhale of

everything you know.

Father, where did the rest of you go

After lung dissection

by a surgeon line chef?

Are you in some sterile room,

On walls of blistered tar flesh?

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Aspiringauhor said...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm
My babysitter of 8 years had leukemia for 6 months, and went into remission for 2. Then, when he went in for some routine testing (to make sure it wasn't coming back) the doctors discovered it was, indeed, back. He started treatments again, but it got so bad that he was put on life support. His parents and sister had to make the decision to pull the plug on the machine, because they didn't want him to live in misery. This article made me cry, not only because it reminded me of that, but because ... (more »)
 
BlahBlah135 said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm
This poem, touched me really well. Im sorry for your loss. This inspired me :)
 
bjbunny said...
May 4, 2010 at 8:17 am
thank you so much. i cried. i really appreciate this article thank you again
 
wordnerd54 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm
This is absolutely beautiful.
 
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