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An Imperial Affliction

May 1, 2018
By Tell.Me.A.Story BRONZE, Yorktown, Virginia
Tell.Me.A.Story BRONZE, Yorktown, Virginia
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To be dead, but not dead

To wake up with dulled senses

and to feel without feeling

to breathe without air

to weep without tears

This is my imperial affliction

My never ending suffering

To go on for eternities

without an end

how can i breathe

how do i cry

how can i live within

this imperial affliction

The author's comments:

This short piece was inspired by my favorite movie, The Fault in our Stars. This movie was inspired by the book by John Green, about a young girl with cancer. This is dedicated to our own imperial afflictions, no matter the size or worth people find within them.

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