Cancer

January 27, 2013
By Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas


They said she had cancer.
A bit much for my little girl mind.
I cowered under the table when my parents left the house.
I cried, hollowing sobs racked my body.
My grandma, my grandma
On her death bed?
I wasn't allowed to see her.
This is for the best, they said.
But she's ,
My grandma, my grandma
Again under the table I cried, swallowing only sorrow.
For now I had to be strong.
She's going to get better they said.
By some miracle she did.
I visited her for winter break
And talked to her on the phone.
I was done cowering, and she was fine.
No more crying.


The author's comments:
True story.

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on Feb. 10 2013 at 7:43 pm
Smileykin234 SILVER, Owasso, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not lazy, I'm an energy saver.

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LOVED IT! LOVED IT! and wonderful detail and i could feel your pain. Wonderful!XD

on Feb. 10 2013 at 7:33 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Thanks! Will do

on Feb. 10 2013 at 6:58 pm
EnnaGirl SILVER, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world
- Ghandi

i think this poem is very good. you should add more description, but it is very good overall

on Feb. 10 2013 at 6:11 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Thanks! By The Way... I LOVE Mumford and Sons

on Feb. 10 2013 at 5:44 pm
TheHerbArtist SILVER, Paradise, California
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I liked this because it seems real and it's a very relatable topic. I think if you used more imagery or metaphors your poem could be even stronger. Good job (:

on Feb. 2 2013 at 12:48 am
sadesdd DIAMOND, Elma, Iowa
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This poem is awesome how it goes into what you were feeling, and then the reassuring ending:)

on Jan. 31 2013 at 11:57 am
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Thanks! I hope your grandma gets better. People are really strong!

on Jan. 30 2013 at 10:46 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Dealing with all of this must really be tough. I haven' t ever experienced something like this, but you portrayed the feelings extremely well! Impeccable job.

on Jan. 30 2013 at 10:19 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

You are very talented, I'm going through the same thing right now with my grandma... But people are strong:)

Kinze BRONZE said...
on Jan. 30 2013 at 1:38 pm
Kinze BRONZE, N/A, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world”

I don't give a da*m what other people think. It's entirely their own business. I'm not writing to please other people,i'm writing because it's the only thing that keeps me sane.

This is an amazing poem. I'm glad your grandmother is better. Hope she stays that way. ~until next time.

jess14 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 30 2013 at 11:52 am
jess14 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve"

this poem is really inspiring, i love reading poems that actually have good endings!


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