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Hope is the Right Word for This

December 27, 2013
By StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

He's there
smiling, laughing,
playing his guitar
the endless games of Monopoly he'd always win
His long black hair, gangster?
I'd say not
He's too kind for that
Too quiet and content
Too comforting
the little girl who sits in his shadow
never wants him to leave
But he does
Into the smoke
we cry, try to pull him back
He doesn't come
instead he goes deeper
into drugs,
into depression
too late to stop?
I'd say not
So I reach
I pull
Maybe he'll see my hand, our hands
and then he'll say
Why'd I go?
And he'll come back
I just want him to come back

The author's comments:
A cousin who I've always cared for and loved recently started doing drugs. Since then he's been sad, depressed, and in trouble with the law. It's the first time I've been affected by something like this. He says he wants to change. I sure hope so.

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