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The Enemy Inside

June 16, 2014
By JCVeggigirl BRONZE, Fayetteville, North Carolina
JCVeggigirl BRONZE, Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
To Thine Own Self Be True- Hamlet, William Shakespear
At Least I Tried- Sisterhood Everlasting, Ann Brashares
I don't need an alarm clock, my ideas wake me- Ray Bradbury
In three words I can sum up life, it goes on. - Robert Frost

The boy witty, full of life and charming you see. 

Theres a fault however, that he's keeping from me. 

I'd never have known the reality, of the secret he hides. 

Everything is him, apart for his eyes. 

Dark brown almost black, overtaking his soul. 

He whispers into me, "I want you to know." 

It's utterly shocking I'm taken aback, I start screaming "No I can't listen to that." 

The secret you see is of his health. 

Of everything in the world, I want to hear something else. 

His life fading away in a matter of days.

Predetermined war in his blood. 

The enemy ruthless in horrible ways. 

I hoped for another way, to keep him with me.

But I stopped believing in fairytales, years ago you see. 

Hoping he'd get better, and live on with age. 

Lowered into the void below.

It looks so far down, who knows where it goes. 

They ask me to speak, I've lost my strength for this day. 

I manage five words. 

"I wish he had stayed."

The author's comments:
This is a poem I wrote after reading "The Fault in Our Stars." I was truly inspired by such an amazing book, and I encourage others to read it. I in no way am trying to steal Johns world he created, as I said before I was inspired and this is what I produced.
I hope you enjoy it.

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