I loved this poem because my dad died ofcancer a year ago. At one time, he couldn’t remember that mybrother and I were his children. It was very sad.
Thispoem reminded me of my dad and how he really is gone. It influenced meby showing me there are other people - other teenagers like me - whohave lost a close relative or friend. I used to think that it was theend of the world when I lost my dad. Now that I read that poem, I know Iam not alone.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.