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Withering Away Before My Eyes

About my mother who survived breast cancer. One of my heros. You laid there motionless as I sat, crying, by your bed./ I watched as the chemo dripped into your vains.../ They were poisoning you.../ Every night you used to tuck me in,/ tell me how my stuffed animals would go out on adventures while I slept.../ I knew those days were gone.../ I still remember the day it all started./ Average day at that hell of a middle school./ You pulled up, I got in the car, it was quiet, I knew something was wrong, then the words came out of your mouth.../ You had cancer./ From that moment forth, day after day, week after week, Treatment After Treatment./ I saw you withering away before my eyes./ What used to be a beautiful head of hair,/ had become skin./ You aged, my mother was changed./ Now although my mother is better now,/ I've watched as several people left this world by the hand of this disease.../ Too many children have had to watch a parent wither away before their eyes,/ And lost them./ My Heart Goes Out To You,/ Live On.../ It's all they want for you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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