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Goodbyes Are Hard

By Matilda Flanagan (11 years old)


I cry as someone holds me

Trying to calm me

They rock me

Just like my mom did

Before she got sick

I love her and she is safe

She is home sleeping

But I dare not think

Of the chance that

She not wake

For I love her

She can’t leave

If she does

I most certainly will grieve

I cry at night

But always stay quiet

For I fright

She might not like

Waking up and seeing

Her daughter crying

I love her

They whisper in my ear

It will be OK

My swelling eyes look up

And see my dad holding me tight

I love him but I forgot

He has something to lose two

Everyone has something to risk

Their happiness

So how lucky are you If

You have something

That makes saying goodbye

So hard


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