Her Cancer and Mine

November 23, 2011
By , Joliet, MT
My flights of fancy do what they please,
My worlds
Galaxies
Universes
Flutter and mingle in the torrent of my mind
And bring with them new things
Ideas
Stories
Friends
Foes
Like a cancer of the mind
And never with such contempt do I view them
Until they obscure reality
And render me
Speechless
Because I suppose that I knew it was real,
I suppose that it registered somewhere,
But off in my galaxies,
I would not hear
Until one word--
Just one--
Hit like mortar
And burned like a black hole,
Sucking all of my fantasies away
Until I was left with a rotten reality
A grieving heart
And a friend
And a word.
And it’s Terminal.





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brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm
very very good, the first line has a way of bringing you in and then you can't help but read the rest
 
raindance72 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm
Interesting poem......I must say, it sucked me in. You have great writing skill and vocabulary. Such a great topic and simile used througout. Love it! :) By the way, would you check out my poetry? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you! Beautiful writing.
 
The_Blackest_Rose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm
Thank you very much! (I don't get many comments, so this means a lot.) And of course I'll read your poems!
 
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