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Ela-Jane is two years old, she has cancer of the lungs!
Don't think this a tragedy, she's bright as the morning sun.
Chemo will last over a year, she's doing really great;
Doctors from around the world review her current state.

It's good to see her smiling face and the twinkle in her eyes,
To watch her skip and dance and play and hear her excited cries.
I know sometimes she's not too well, or even in the mood
To play with her toys, watch TV or even have some food.

At times like these it's very hard to be quite positive,
Hope and faith play their part but love is what we give.
Time is the measure of everything and fate will play its part,
But when you believe in miracles it soothes an aching heart!

There isn't a ready answer when children are very ill!
Some kids will soon recover, others never will.
Why do I tell this story? It's to help you understand:
The faith of a child is simple, they need us close at hand.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2009 10:09:00 AM
    explained very well and hopefully the future will hold many cures and answers to all the questions we ask. A beautiful poem here look to read more from you, have a great day. :):)

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 1:19:00 PM
    Beautiful poem! It's always so heartbreaking when a child is ill, but sometimes they're the ones who have the strongest spirits. Very well written! ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 12:38:00 PM
    Awesome! Very well written, very true and emotional write, Robert! It is always very hard to see children suffer. The world would be a better place if we thought more about the children, thinking about the kind of world we want to leave behind for them. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your very nice comments on mine. Glad you posted this one. Best wishes, Caroline.