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The Pink Ribbon Of Hope

by taking off the mask (writer), Los Angeles, February 09, 2010

a poem about a mothers love and hope for her daughter to live through her battle of cancer

Tomorrow is full of sorrow

how do I know?

Because I feel the ice beginning to melt

and the vibrating sting

by the corner of my eyes

I hear the future cries ringing in my ears

life may end tonight

but I'll never know

not till the snoring stops

and her body lies dead in her bed

her bald head will still be on her fluffy pillow

but her soul will be up in the heavens

near G-D

and perhaps they will hold hands

my dear sweet daughter

she is nothing but innocents like a spring day

she never hurt a fly

she only spoke of butterflies

how can G-D take my little girl away from me

I wonder this as I pace the hospital halls

perhaps the doctors made a mistake

maybe their calculators are broken

or maybe they were kidding

what a cruel joke if you ask me

telling me she has only a couple more hours to live

it can't be true

I over hear the walls whispering rumors

from room to room

the clock ticks louder than usual

he's out to get me

he's driving me insane

stop I beg of you to stop

please stop

for one extra minute I will be forever grateful

but please Mr. Clock just stop

he ignores my pleas and continues to taunt me

my husband approaches me takes my hand

and tells me to calm down

how can he be so naive

and not see

that like a cobra

fear swallowed me whole

I am not ready to give up my role of being a mother

as I am sure he's not ready to giving up being a father

but sooner or later it's going to happen

because life is cruel

and cancer is bitter

it grabs those who we love most

and lowers them into their graves

I look down at my pink ribbon pin

support the cure for cancer

the ice cube finished melting

and my nose begins to run

my tongue instantly tastes the salt water

that just ran down my face

you can never understand the pain I feel

the hope I have

and the fear that haunts me

you can never understand

because you are not me

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1 comments on The Pink Ribbon Of Hope

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By PATRICK PETION on April 18, 2010 at 06:12 pm

wow so much talent. you see you have it

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