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Taken by Cancer

September 20, 2019
By knieri BRONZE, Cascade, Iowa
knieri BRONZE, Cascade, Iowa
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It comes unexpectedly 
Affects anyone 
Feeling of worry 
A deadly disease 
Illness that kills most people 
all over the world 
could possibly cure it 
It is a chance 
Tears fall onto clothes 
Tissues laid on the counter 
Many mournful cries 
The angel of death 
A sad morbid time for all 
Took my grandfather 
The dark dingy room 
Lying there was his body 
ice cold and lifeless 
Nobody knew how soon 
but it lasted over two years 
Two years, too short 
Highest Honor 
a Korean war veteran 
Twenty-one salute 
Every day we pray  
hoping to see him again 
Never forgotten 

The author's comments:

I recently lost my grandfather to prostate cancer, so this piece is for him!

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