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Cancer

September 22, 2012
By Maddyo SILVER, New York, New York
Maddyo SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Every day
Her arms grow
Thinner
Her shirt
Becomes baggier
Her hair
Is wispier.

It is
Eating her--
Devouring her--
Her own cells
Have
Waged war
On her.

The doctor
Smiles at me
When I come in
Everyday.
The smile is fake,
His eyes
Are cloudy.

I come anyway,
Rain or snow,
Essays or not,
City bus or taxi,
I come to her bedside
And take
Her withered hand.

So that I
Can see
Her lips
Curl into a smile--
So that
It is all
Worth it.



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Maddyo SILVER said...
on Sep. 27 2012 at 6:22 pm
Maddyo SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments
Thanks so much! I really do appreciate your comments.

on Sep. 27 2012 at 2:40 pm
angel_of_silence PLATINUM, Cotulla, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” -Jace Wayland City of Bones

This is a really great poem. You captured the emotion just right. Keep writing.

on Sep. 27 2012 at 8:37 am
BlueSunset BRONZE, Barcelona, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"- Dr. Seuss

It's alright, short and simple. I liked it though :-)

bagley777 GOLD said...
on Sep. 26 2012 at 11:18 pm
bagley777 GOLD, Tucson, Arizona
11 articles 3 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is a two way street. If you find yourself on a one-way road, it's time to take the next turn off.

This is really good(:

FinnTheHuman said...
on Sep. 26 2012 at 8:39 am
That was really good, really sad though. It was really good, keep up the good work.