Afraid This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The doctors didn’t give you long to live
So many tears to give
the pain and fear in me
why is this meant to be

They said you had cancer
they said it’s progressing faster
my heart races to the beat of an unknown drum
There is no reason to run

You already have your funeral planned out
In silent torture I shout
Why do you have to be taken like this
All the memories we are sure to miss

So silently I cry
Praying for you not to die
I love you, Dad
You say not to be sad
That you will be in a better place
but your place is here with us
please don’t go …

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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