A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poem
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill
Parents are always there
Always letting you know they care
In the darkness they are the light,
They can make even the darkest days bright.
Earwigs, roaches and spiders, they’re not scared of any
For our happiness they’d trade every penny.
They scare away the monsters from beneath our bed,
“I’ll love you forever” they’ve often said.
They also nag and give us curfews
More and more responsibilities to review
“No going on dates till your 16”,
When you go out fill the car with gasoline
They always tell us to shoot for the stars,
Who knew love could be so hard.
No matter how much you hated them and thought they were wrong,
You still miss them when they are gone.
Parents will forever be our friends,
And love us unconditionally till the end.