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Vanishing Hope

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My parents just got divorced.
I'm confused,
But I'll get used to this.
You promise it'll be alright.
(I know it will.)

You've been diagnosed with cancer.
It's sudden;
You've always been healthy.
You promise you'll be alright.
(I hope you will.)

It's getting worse slowly,
The doctors say.
There's a time limit on life now.
You promise I'll be alright.
(I doubt I will.)

Now, you're gone,
Just like that.
You left a hole in me.
Who's going to say it'll be alright?
(No one because it won't.)





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