Knitrias Project Initiative: Short Story Contest/ LEUKEMIA
Dreading each day thinking it'll be your last,
On a once happy life a dark shadow is cast,
The list of things left to do seems so vast,
But your time in this world is ending too fast.
How can one live knowing death is so near,
How can one fight if they're only filled with fear,
How can one stand knowing the outcome so clear,
That tomorrow they might lose all they hold dear.
A disease that kills you from inside out,
It nibs at your will to live filling you with doubt,
Shattering your spirit with body aches throughout,
Only a deadly silence echos each time you shout.
It poisons your body before it can be diagnosed,
It spreads rapidly making it impossible to dispose,
Your organs eventually start to decompose,
Leaving you in the final state of an eternal comatose.
You are not the only one who will ache,
Your loved ones don't cry in front of you for your sake,
But once they leave your room their facade begins to break,
Seeing you wither thinking it's somehow their mistake.
Who to blame, is it coincidence or cruel fate?
In your God, should you now trust or hate?
In your mind this is a continuous debate,
Seemingly useless as you near your due-date.
An inner conflict starts to rise,
Is the hope of being cured nothing but lies?
For the sunrise you long and each sunset you despise,
Slowly trying to accept the fact of your nearing demise.
This is a disease that fills me with fear each time I think or hear about it.