A Little Pink Ribbon

September 14, 2008
By Molly Harrower, Los Angeles, CA

The trees swaying in the breeze
dancing, humming to the wind
The array of sunshine bursting into the room
warming me up

everything seems to be following the rhythm of the ball
jumping up and down on the ground

I take a deep breath in and look down at the book
the book that opens the door to worlds
unimaginable, magical

I lose my focus
as my mom staggers into the room
as she slowly approaches me I can sense that something is wrong

“Is everything all right?”

“yes of course honey”

“so how did the doctors go”


“are you sure”

“well um…..honey I have breast cancer”

my mind went blank
as my mom started reassuring me everything would be okay I looked outside
the trees stopped swaying
and the sun, which had once brought me warmth
was now just getting in my eye and making me squint

and finally the ball, which once lead as a conductor to an orchestra
was just an annoying racket

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This article has 8 comments.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 2:39 am
GriffinD SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart."

~Robert Sexton~

LOVE this poem so much... honestly the shock and devastation you felt is so clearly expressed in the poem it gives me chills. I'd like more please!!

Shabnam said...
on Sep. 23 2008 at 1:04 pm
An incredible poem. The writer created a vivid images for the eyes to see, for the ear to hear and most importantly for the heart to feel how exactly that moment lived. So touching, heartbreaking and moving poem. WOW!!!!

Sponge said...
on Sep. 19 2008 at 7:02 pm
Just Incredible! This drew me in, spun me around, and blew me away. Poetry at it's best! Thank You!

npj said...
on Sep. 19 2008 at 6:56 pm
I love this amazingly moving poem. What great love the writer has for her mother...such beauty in their relationship.

JOYKS said...
on Sep. 19 2008 at 4:45 am
Touching, emotional, vulnerable and immersed with vivid imagery and heartbreaking pathos. A voice to be heard.

Awesome. Keep writing!

on Sep. 19 2008 at 4:16 am
oh my GOSH! This poem is INCREDIBLE!!! the amazing detail and emotion that has gone into this piece of writing is truly admirable. KEEP WRITING!

mooboojack said...
on Sep. 19 2008 at 3:30 am
So great. So full of feeling. Give us more.

on Sep. 19 2008 at 1:19 am
Woah! AMAZING!!! It's so deep and real; it feels like this really happened. It takes a lot of guts to write such a moving poem. Keep writing!!!!!


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