Revenge of the Bubble Child MAG

June 21, 2015
By Samantha Shaffer BRONZE, Bloomington, Illinois
Samantha Shaffer BRONZE, Bloomington, Illinois
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I bet you never thought
That this day would come
The day when I could touch you
Be near you
And breathe in your scent

After more than five years
Of bimonthly injections
This glorious day
Has finally arrived

Consider this revenge
For the rashes and runny noses
Consider this revenge
For the hives and itchy eyes
Consider this revenge
For all the days
I had to be a bubble child

Your reign is over, grass
The gas tank is full
All I have to do is pull the cord
It’s payback time


The author's comments:

I have severe allergies to almost every form of vegetation known to man.  I missed a lot of school in elementary and junior high because the pollen levels were too high for me to venture outside.  In 7th grade I started getting 3 allergy shots every week.  Improvement was slow.  It took nearly 2 years of weekly shots for me to notice a difference, but now, 5 years later, I can mow the grass without breaking out in hives or suffocating.  I wrote this poem immediatley after I mowed my yard for the first time.


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on Jun. 20 2016 at 6:56 pm
TheShakespeareSpeaker GOLD, Durham, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"I can sum up everything I have learned about life in three words: It goes on."
-Robert Frost

Yeah, allergies suck. I used to have horrible migraines and I couldn't breathe. Going outside during springtime was almost suicidal for me, until I found a medication that worked for me. Glad something like that happened to you.

on Jun. 24 2015 at 6:43 pm
Justagirlthatwrites GOLD, Brunswick, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"If you are going to bury the past, bury it deep. Shallow graves always give the dead"




- These Shallow Graves (book)

Well, I don't have allergies a bad as you but I understand your joy that you can go outside and mow for the first time. I have asthma that restricts me from do everything that I want to do.


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