Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment


It's time once again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment! This week is a very special week ... a week of hope and/or prayer ... you'll get the idea from the prompt I chose: Anissa is putting up the fight of her life right now. She's fighting to respond. She's fighting to get better. She's fighting to swallow. She's fighting to go home. Her husband updates us frequently on a blog Anissa used when their daughter Peyton was fighting cancer. Write a poem about a fight you or someone you love has struggled to win.

We had just graduated 8th grade ...
On to high school, we had it made!
Then came the night of our graduation dance.
Talk to a cute girl, this may be your final chance!

I looked for my good friend Brian ...
Never realizing he was close to dying.
He went to the hospital complaining of a stomach pain.
We never thought it was serious, deep in our brain.

Liver cancer is what he had.
It was an understatement to say that we were sad.
Sick, mad, angry, and scared.
These were just some of the feelings, because for him, I cared.

One transplant, two transplants, and then number three.
Brian hung in there ... his goal was to be free.
He eventually lost the fight for his life.
He showed incredible bravery in his strife.

He was far too healthy, too good, to leave us so soon.
I often times think about him when I stare at the moon (true, by the way).
He taught us a lesson at a very young age.
Don't take life for granted - the end you can never gauge.

8 comments:

Steph said...

I had a friend that died way too early also. Its very said but it has made me appreciate life more.

Kirsten said...

Wow. That was a really nice tribute. Maybe you could find his parents and send it to them....

Great post!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. What a sad story. I am sorry that he lost his life. That must have been such a difficult thing to go thru at that young age. Sad.

Sandi said...

I've been reading about Anissa in the blogosphere.

El Padrino said...

well isnt that special

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

How sad for you losing your friend at such an early age. Great poem! Well done!

Visiting from Writer's Workshop.

Mama Kat said...

I love that you point out that the moon line is true..and that you weren't just trying to rhyme it.

What a horrible thing to go through...kids just shouldn't have to suffer like that.

-B- said...

Wow, Los.