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  Courage of the Innocent
by M. Andrew Sprong
Thursday, October 01, 2009
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A father laments his daughter's cancer.


I hold her hand upon her bed, bones brittle, skin thinning and clear.
Tubes and wires about her head, my whole body is shaking in fear.
Cancer came for one so fair, robbing and wrecking her life.
Chemo took her curly hair, and soon she goes under the knife.

“It isn’t fair,” I cry in the dark of night, when my soul lays bared to my God.
“Why her and not me,” I mourn for her plight, “I should walk the path that she’s trod.”
But she doesn’t complain at the needles and pain, as the doctors prepare for theater.
and she quietly goes where nobody knows and she doesn’t rebuke her creator.

It said that saints young and old are not always the valiant and bold.
Yet, I disagree as I’m forced to see her courage as she’s laying there cold.

 

 


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Reviewed by M. Andrew Sprong 10/1/2009
Few of my poems are personal experiences. I merely try to place myself in the position of the afflicted, tormented and lovelorn without being consumed by the strength of their emotions. Alas, it is a difficult task.

This poem came from a prompt I wrote when I saw a young girl with her father going into surgery. The look in his eyes told me the whole story.
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 10/1/2009
This is so powerful and filled with the heartache only a father could have.Wonderfully written!

With Love,
Cindy
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/1/2009
It takes courage to write this and to endure such suffering, and beyond the terror and perhaps the inevitability of the outcome there is that strength that great people find.

John
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