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Sutherland Sophie - The Day I Was Diagnosed





The day I was diagnosed

All seemed to end

And perhaps in some way

It did.

 

It is hard to watch a little girl

Innocent, wide-eyed

Being pulled away by her mother

From you

As if you are a monster

 

Yet only minutes ago

A heavy weight

Was placed upon your shoulders

And you can barely breathe.

 

Your body; no longer feels your own

Your brain; no longer functions

Your eyes; an ocean of tears

Your innocence; taken.

 

The way the mother stared,

As they passed by that

Pale yellow hospital room.

You feel like a monster too.

 

The day I was diagnosed

All seemed to end

And perhaps in some way

It did.

 

Friendships as long as I could remember

Abruptly ended.

“Ew, that’s disgusting”

As a response to my only way to live.

 

Adults with pitied eyes,

Others pretending to understand

“My second cousin had it”

As if that could ever make them understand.

 

I felt utterly alone.

I felt unaccepted.

 

But as time passed

I learned to ignore, to forget

What those irrelevants had done

And removed them from my life.

 

I learned how to be happy;

With myself

With my body

With my mind

And if I am a monster

Then who are you to care.

 

The day I was diagnosed

All seemed to end

And perhaps in some way

It did.

 

It was the end of my old life,

In which I was surrounded by

The pathetic fraud of others

Pretending to be happy.

 

And in this end,

A new life started

In which I have found happiness

And, through all the hardships

All the pain and all the tears,

It was, all, for the better.

 




ageschéckt den: 15:34 Sun, 11 March 2018 vum: Sutherland Sophie

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