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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.
 
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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. :)
 
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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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