Cancer

pianolady's picture

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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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Oceania's picture

This is beautiful. How did

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

I am a writer; I don't need to be sane

pianolady's picture

It is another car ride poem.

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.

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flaming tears's picture

Absolutely wonderful, and you

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

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pianolady's picture

Aww, thank you! :)

Aww, thank you! :)

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doug.demaio's picture

Have you seen these comments

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

Yep.

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pianolady's picture

Ahhhh! Woahhh! Thank you!!

Ahhhh! Woahhh! Thank you!! :)

Yayyyyyyyy!!!

oh my hair lol

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