June 2, 2011
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There you were
No longer the large figure towering over me
The one that scared the monsters away
But now you are
Looking so small in that bed
Inanimate and still
Whips of your white hair sitting casually on your forehead
Eyes closed peacefully, as if asleep
Face pallid and ashen
A strange beeping emanated from the room
Then, just one, long beep
All I could feel was

Numbness filled me
It occupied the vacant space
My hands grabbed the edge of your bed
As I fell to the ground
I felt my world come caving in
Yet I felt as though I was watching
Merely a bystander
Detached from the scene
I lifted your eyelids
And stared into your vacant eyes
The vivacious spirit behind them

My sixth birthday party
It was just you and me
We sat at the table
The only light in the room radiated from the candles on the cake
I closed my eyes and squeezed your hand
I wished you’d never leave
I wished you’d always stay by my side
My wish

That night as I lay in the hospital
You sat by my side
Never leaving
Waiting for me to awaken
The doctors said I wouldn’t make it
You told them they were wrong
You gave everything you could
For me to be here today
Yet I can’t give anything to you
Though on the outside I’m whole
Inside I’m

The sun shone brightly over our heads
We were at the park
I splashed in the puddles
In my yellow sundress
You held my hand
And when I slipped
Your grip saved me
But I couldn’t save you
Now you’re

It was a dark, snowy night
I was sick with the flu
You stayed up all night
Sang songs to me with your husky yet melodic voice
Told me stories of princes and princesses
Stories of talking animals and flowers
You helped me through the night
But you’re helpless now

You said you’d always be there
You said you’d never leave me
You said I’d never be alone
Your promise

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