It started as a nosebleed
While he attended school
Teacher sent him to the nurse
It stopped, everything was cool.
His dad and him went skating
The ice was thick and cold
He had another nosebleed,
But swiftly was controlled.
The headaches slowly followed
with stomach aches at school,
He hoped he start to feel better.
But now bouts of weakness ruled.
Playing catch outside with dad,
Things began to take a dive.
When everything went blank
His illness changed their very lives.
They went to see a doctor,
A specialist, his dad had said.
They took a bunch of blood,
Before sending him to bed.
In the hospital, he would stay,
But no more than just a day.
But that turned out to be a lie,
Since it was a week ago, yesterday.
Each day he missed his friends,
And would like to have one visit.
To take his mind from this place,
Wow, that would be exquisite.
Cancer, is the whispered word,
No one dares to say out loud.
Everyday he wants to ask them,
Will he die? But he’s too proud.
They pinky swore they’d never part,
Since mommy died, it broke their heart.
So everyday, when dad got home,
They’d spend together, no one’s alone.
Now, each night he hears his daddy cry,
From across his hospital room.
He’ll be with his mommy again.
But leaving his daddy way too soon.