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Jun 25, 2007
The Lingering Purple

Too tense, too tense that day was,
This summer day,
the day that made such a difference.

Noon came, came too soon.
Creeping near, creeping fast.

The evil of the red,
the softness of the blue.

Both colors swirl in the room.
Not together, not apart.

The distant sound of ringing, that ringing phone
Still echoing in my heard from that day.

The blue and the red,
now just one
A lingering purple that circled the screams and tears of joy and pain.

Which color wins?
Or does the purple stay?

I unlocked my head from my knees,
the cancer hadn't spread!

The purple remained,
remained to protect, hold our emotions, our fears and our sadness

Everyone hasa a purple day in their life
That was mine.

Written by my son who was 14 years old when i was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and we were waitng for the phone call to tell us wether it spread to my lymph nodes.  My higher power was looking out for me and it hadn't... When i found this poem months later written by my son at 14 who is now 22 and a creative writing major at ASU,  i cried my eyes out ..we have no idea how things effect our children, sometimes they don't say much ...but this poem said it all ....the love that my kids have for me, and me for them, is the most beautiful thing in this world .....=)
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Posted: Jun 25, 2007 12:03am

 

 
 
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