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Never To Live

Everyone says there is hope.

They say that there is a chance.

A new treatment.

They will try and test.

They will say it is going well.

But I know better.

No matter how many things they try.

No matter how much money they spend.

I will be dead soon.

I've known for as long as I can remember.

Don't think me a quitter.

I would like to live.

But after all these years.

Here.

I don't know what living is.

I have never “hung out.”

Never shared a secret.

Never had a friend.

There is no life for me.

I was never expected to live.

So I had no education,

no fun.

It would have been “too taxing” they said.

I haven't been allowed to leave my bed for years,

so how would I know?

I was never expected to live.

I will die here.

I wish you good luck.

Live for me, would you?



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Spazzmine said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 3:43 am
Sad :( Kinda seems like the girl from the movie My Sisters Keeper would write this.
 
MaddieGr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 10:13 pm
I love the last line :D
 
iwanttobeforeveryoung replied...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm
Thanks.  I love it to. :)
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm
this piece has a hidden story of someone with cancer... in my perspective at least... is it true? could you read some of mine?
 
iwanttobeforeveryoung replied...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm

It's really up to you.  Your perception of it.

I've got my perception, but everyone is different.

 
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