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Author Name: FreeSusanne 4 Comments
Date Added: June 10, 2005 02:06:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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It Won't Be The Same Without You

My Uncle is suffering from
cancer of the brain and spine
and only has a shore time to live.
Each time I visit him I walk away
feeling so depressed at what I see

* * *

This place is so depressing
It is filled with hollow eyes
Mouths agape as they lay sleeping
It looks as though they're catching flies

Old people shuffle down the hall
It's such a sad and sorry sight
They have the same destination
As they await for heaven's flight

As I sit down here beside you
Within your own world you stray
I wonder if you really know me
As I think of what to say

Poison courses through your body
At such a very rapid rate
If only you heeded the warnings
But now it's too little, too late

Your mind is so confused
And you don't know which day or year
Your time is running out
For the end is drawing near

I hate to see you suffer
And I hope your pain won't last
Each moment spent with you is precious
In stone, your fate has been cast

You still have your sense of humour
And that helps to see you through
I don't look forward to your passing
It won't be the same without you

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Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 13, 2005 06:27:50 PM Report
Oh how well I know this scene the back of my hand. I feel for you...because I know this pain too.

Wonderfully done...your heart is in this poem. *big hugz*

Comment By: FreeJeff on August 11, 2005 09:22:32 AM Report
I'm so sorry to hear this about your Uncle.
I will pray for healing.
Please keep us up-dated.


Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on June 10, 2005 10:21:35 AM Report
You know's amazing that you and I live on opposite sides of this Globe.....and yet we share the same sorrows at the same time?! My younger brother has cancer as well.
Sorry about your uncle my dear. I understand your fears. A sad but loving write.

Sharon JJ
Comment By: FreeTiffany on June 10, 2005 06:44:29 AM Report
This is a very powerful poem. Thanks for sharing it. I hope that you can get through this
hard to time. I know that it's hard to have someone so close to you sick. Time is precious.
We must make the most of what we have. Tiff


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