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Sarah’s Story

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poem
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill

My name is Sarah, I am but 4
Trapped staring at the ceiling and at the floor
I don't even understand what I’m fighting for.

I never did wrong I always did what was right
Now it hurts so bad I can’t sleep at night.
Why is my mommy crying what is going through her head
I’d give her a hug if I was allowed to leave my bed.

My stomach is starving but cannot eat
I want to get up but I’m much too weak
I lay down my head and drift off to sleep
I pray to the lord for my soul to keep.

Then I stop breathing and through the dark I see a light,
My name is Sarah and cancer murdered me tonight.


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