Cancer

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Everything in my brain

Connects to you

Everything I say

Reminds me of you

Everything I write

Is about you

Everything I do

Is for you

 

At first

You were a small part of me

But now

Now, your words have replaced mine

Your feelings have replaced mine

Your spirit has replaced mine

I am a caged bird

With no wings 

To struggle with

 

I’m all mixed up with you

Twisted and tangled

Bent and broken

Wired to you

Like a bonzai tree

Grafted to you

Like an apple tree

I’m not sure I can get myself

Away from you

Without destroying something

Inside

 

I don't know if I should treat this

Or let it run its course

I could lessen the symptoms

But it wouldn't fix

The problem underneath

 

If that’s even what it is

Is loving you a problem?

Are you bad for me?

Am I going to dissolve into you?

 

Are you terminal?

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This is beautiful. How did

Oceania's picture

This is beautiful. How did you come up with this?

Oceania

Was

Here

It is another car ride poem.

pianolady's picture

It is another car ride poem. Was thinking about cancer and Hazel Grace Lancaster and my grandfather and a certain person and this appeared. I have too much car time, but it does produce thoughts, and out of thoughts comes poetry.

For life is not a paragraph

And death, i think, is no parenthesis

 

 

 

 

Absolutely wonderful, and you

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Absolutely wonderful, and you have a beautiful voice as well.

Flaming Tears, YWP Mentor --  Specializing in oral perfomances, and prose, but ready and willing to help with anything. Feel free to message me!

Aww, thank you! :)

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Aww, thank you! :)

For life is not a paragraph

And death, i think, is no parenthesis

 

 

 

 

Have you seen these comments

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Have you seen these comments as well..... http://vtdigger.org/2014/03/15/ywp-cancer/#comments

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Ahhhh! Woahhh! Thank you!!

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Ahhhh! Woahhh! Thank you!! :)

Yayyyyyyyy!!!

oh my hair lol

For life is not a paragraph

And death, i think, is no parenthesis

 

 

 

 

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