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I Just Found Out

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I Just Found Out

I just found out that I have three months to live.
Only three months until the cancer that has grown
without my knowledge takes my life.
My doctor has known for some time,
But I just found out.
Less than a hundred times
I will see the sun rise to light the earth
Less than a hundred times
I will longingly watch its parting glow
Wondering if I will be there to see it again,
Hoping that I will have the grace to leave
In such resplendent glory.
Wondering what life would have been like
If I had been given the chance to marry and have children,
To grow old and retire; but I only have three months...
And I just found out.

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 2:09:00 PM

    Hi I really hope you can answer back that this poem doesn't belong to your body. I am a mother and i worry. Love Terry

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:26:00 PM

    Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on my poem jesus, and as for this poem, I love it so much, my bf was going through the same thing when he was 19, he beat it though, and now he works out everday to keep it away

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:40:00 AM

    What a terrifying thought, to know you will only see those things less than a hundred times more. You penned this expertly, Isaiah! Like Eileen, I hope this is fictional...

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 1:55:00 PM

    I hope to God this isn't true, Isaiah. You have worded this so beautifully. Life is indeed a blessing that we take for granted. Many fight this monster and it has claimed many lives. I wish...I wish a cure would finally be found.

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 1:19:00 PM

    Wow......this would put everything into perspective.....what is truly important, a lesson we must always remember.

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 12:20:00 PM

    This is very sad..a heartwrenching poem ..Im thinking of people i know who lost their battle and others still fighting it-Charma