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Fading soul

September 8, 2009
By vivian119 BRONZE, Vancouver, Other
vivian119 BRONZE, Vancouver, Other
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I see the blank faces of everyone around me
Which tell me more than I already know.
Fear is taking over me, and it’s the truth I refuse to see -
That on one unexpected day, you will have to go.

You stare at the blank walls, unknowing and still.
I see your eyes, distant and far-away from mine.
Your strong vocals are fading, yet you call out to me until
I answer. I stare at your face and watch you shine

Through your infectious laugh. I watch you,
A smiling, peaceful dream and think that one day,
I will be able to accept it. If I see a light shining through
On a dark night, I will smile, and whisper, “Hey.”

As you arduously make your way, weak and slow.
I see you now, Grandma, a pale and fading soul.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about my Grandma,who is dying of cancer. The things that I wrote about in this poem talk about what I was going through, and how I felt about the whole situation.

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eros SILVER said...
on Mar. 13 2022 at 11:30 pm
eros SILVER, Plainfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"gather your broken pieces and build an entire empire out of them" -Louise Kaufmann.

This is a sickeningly beautiful piece.

Cecil BRONZE said...
on Apr. 11 2018 at 1:09 pm
Cecil BRONZE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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My grandfather died from lung cancer, thank you for capturing this feeling of loss.

Alia_S BRONZE said...
on Dec. 24 2014 at 12:31 pm
Alia_S BRONZE, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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This is beautiful, and profound. It is meaningful, but it doesn't come across as pretentious. I am so sorry about your Grandma.

on Sep. 27 2009 at 12:42 pm
Volleygirl25 SILVER, Pisgah, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.-- Unknown

i can relate to this very much. My grandma died from lung cancer. NIce writing.