For Matthew

March 3, 2010
These are my words for my cousin.
even though they are sad,
and he is now gone,
the words give me hope,
that I might live on.

You were a miracle child.
Born under the impossibility,
that your preceding siblings faced.
Their failure was wrought with tears,
and their fates were soon erased.

I was little when the news came.
You were limping because of cancer.
Just three years old,
you went from baby to patient.
Our future plans began to fold.

You were lucky you looked good bald.
When chemo therapy started,
it all went into the trash can.
Again and again you made your mark;
at least nine times, little man.

At eight, you’d made friends all over.
You went border to border,
and coast to coast for cures that failed.
Every time the Neuroblastoma returned,
we all cried and wailed.

I still don’t regret the last day we played.
Although I still blame myself,
because we played so much.
The next day you got so sick,
and it all went downhill and such.

Those are my words for my cousin.
even though they are sad,
and he is now gone,
the words give me hope,
that I can live on.

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i_am_nobody said...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 1:10 am
today is/was his birthday...
socrchik33 said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm
wow!! tht poem was so good but rally sad :( im so sorry about your cousin something like this has happend to me to but dont blame yourself; it wasnt your fault, i promise you that. But this poem is absolutely amazing and you deserve some recognition for this. and i hv no clue y u hav no comments because this is spectacular :)
i_am_nobody replied...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 11:15 am

ya, im a little worried that i have like no comments on any of my articles.

thank you

banditclover said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 11:53 am
Wow. First of all, I am so sorry to hear about your cousin... I can't even imagine how hard it would be. Second, this is an amazing poem! (yeah, why no comments?!?) I was looking for the button that said "PUT IN MAGAZINE, RIGHT NOW." :) You expressed his life and his meaningfulness in yours so well. This is definitely one of my favorites. It tells a story, and makes you think about life and how precious it is. My prayers are with you and your family.
i_am_nobody replied...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm
thank you so much!
i_am_nobody replied...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 1:56 pm
also, i hav one question. how did you find my poem?
i_am_nobody said...
May 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm
really?! no comments!?
SilverMoonLightWings replied...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm
I comment!!!
It tis be sad :(
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