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Dear Cancer

A flicker of hope flashes.

I race to catch it, before it burns to ashes.

He looks at me with those deep brown, bloodshot eyes.

I smile vaguely, my only disguise.

I hide the pain, the hurt, the tears.

I need to stay cogent, despite my fears.

My brother is sick, he promises me that he is okay.

I try to believe him, but is he only okay for today?

He's slowly breaking down, my Grandmother dries her tears.

He can't go like this, not after two years.

I watch as he suffers from intense Chemo.

He keeps getting worse, we already know.

Then, after pain and tears from all around, I find the hope in the palm of my brothers hand.

He fights, and arises from his once weak stance.

Dear Cancer, keep walking, never turn around. Not even for a second glance.



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Kat_PoetryThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 5:21 pm:
This is REALLY REALLY good. I'm sorry to hear about your brother, but im happy that he was strong enough to beat it and that he is doing good now.
 
EchelonProdigy replied...
today at 6:12 pm :
Thank you so much. It means alot, Today he is strong and 5'11''!!!
 
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