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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cancer

it was a well kept secret
she suffered in silence
never telling a soul
her eyes looked a bit sad
but who could have guessed
what she was going through
not I nor you
but she kept on living
as there was no other choice,
she lived in the corner apartment
she always smiled, we talked
in the elevator, elevator words
we smiled at each other
and i never knew
she never spoke and i rarely saw her
anymore
one day she came
with tears in her eyes
pulling her hair
it was falling on her hands
in pieces, chunks, strands,
nobody knew but her
she could not keep it anymore
the secret so secretly kept
in the corner apartment
where she lived alone
then she confessed
they found something in my breast
it was a lump, something that belong
but not there
they took it out now my hair is
falling out
i can't eat, i feel sick all the time
what should I do?
then she changed but I'll be fine
she said with tears rolling down her cheeks
dripping at the bottom of her chin
running down the ridges of her mouth
drops got into her mouth
she swallowed them hard
her lips shiver, and she trembled
she was scared
the fear in her eyes
could not be denied
her hair was falling out
and she was falling apart,
she laughed hard and cried
harder
it was a well kept secret
she suffered in silence
never telling a soul
her eyes looked a bit sad
but who could have guessed
what she was going through
not I nor you
but she kept on living
she continue to cry
and I stood there
not knowing what
to do
she fell down on her knees
clutching my knees in her
despair
she begged me to help her
there was nothing I could do
but to console her
she cried forever, it seemed
tears rolling down her face
waterfalls of pain
her body was an earthquake
in rage
her voice an erupting volcano,
her life became an infinite sea
into which she slowly drowned
the beast was too strong
stronger than anyone imagined
she used all the life savers given
even thrown at her
she row row and row for miles
thousand of miles
she swam day and night, night and day
into the Black Sea
of despair, there was no salvation
she fought the battle but lost
CANCER took her away
and just like that she left
RIP my good friend