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They pointed and laughed at her,
Because she smiled between each second,
Because she laughed between each page,
Because she danced between each step.

They laughed, and they stared,
Because they didn’t understand
The jokes she heard in the birds’ songs,
She happiness she found in every note.

They didn’t hear the lullaby
That the wind sang with each breeze,
Or the stories the trees told
With every rustling leave.

The relief at having survived
Yet another night, another day.
The joy at being outside
Of the hospital’s gloomy walls.

They didn’t know the fear
And the sorrow she had suffered,
When her parents had prayed for her,
Prayed for what seemed impossible.

How could they understand?
The spoilt eye turns blind towards
The beauty of the daylight,
And the stillness of each night.

And yet she wondered how they could miss
The warmth within each heartbeat,
The joy between each breath,
The bliss of being alive.
Yeah, not the very best I've ever written. But I like it. Kind of.

I've been thinking about writing something like this for a while. One of those "be happy with what you have" poems. And the main character in this poem was inspired by a girl in my school. She has cancer, and the reason we don't see her around all that often is because she has to go to hospital for months at a time.

But, somehow, whenever I see her, she's smiling.

Other poems by me:
Treasure: [link]
Invincible: [link]
That Moment: [link]
Invisible Child: [link]
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Tarvitus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Wow, that's so touching!!!!!!!!!
Anna-Viktoria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you! :D
Tarvitus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You're very welcome! :)
lone-bean Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love this... a girl at my school passed away from cancer 2 january's ago. whenever i would see her she was smiling too.
i was depressed before that january and she had left to get treatment the day i went to a psychiatric hospital. after i was there i promised to try and be as happy as i could be every day. i think of her every day and i try to be happy as much as i can.
Anna-Viktoria Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
That's so sad! But I'm glad you liked my poem! :)
NaiVianne Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I love this poem,too!!!

Thank you! It is very touching!
Anna-Viktoria Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks! :hug:
Majcen007 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer! I have always enjoyed writings stressing the fact that we should always be greatful for the blessings we have. Poems from the heart are always amazing!
Anna-Viktoria Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thank you so much! :hug: I'm so glad you liked it! :dance:
GoldenFlameNaLu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
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