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I didn't know what to get you,
to help you get better.
So I made you this.
It's a wishing crane.
We'll write your wish on it's wings.
And tie it to a balloon.
You and I, we'll drop it out
of your hospital window.
Up it will fly,
Into the stars.
Letting your dreams take wing.
I wish you'll be happy when I'm gone.
I'll never know what you wrote.
You never told me
How special I was.
How much it meant
That I visited.
That I cared enough
To be there for you.
To make you happy with jokes and stories.

But now you're gone.
I sit alone,
Windows open.
Letting the cool breeze fill my mind.
In through the window,
A paper crane lands on my lap.
Scrawled across it's wings,
In a handwriting I know better than my own,
I'll be waiting for you.
              Live life for both of us.

Wiping the tears away from my eyes,
I put the crane next to my bed.
With the pictures of you and me.
I look out the window, into the sky.
"Thank you." I whisper, and close the window.
I read your note every night.
To remind me that even in the worst of times.
I have you waiting for me at the end.
This is about someone who's lost a friend to cancer. i've also had an obsession with paper cranes lately, so here you go.

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This is really amazing.. =3
PheonixLight Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
This is beautiful. Your poems are getting better and better. This deserves a hundred faves.
PheonixLight Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :icondragonhugplz:
HippieLlama Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very sad, but very sweet. It's like Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes in freestyle poetry form.

I like how you put the message they wrote on the crane in italics too; we know they wrote it without you telling us.

You asked for a short novel. Here's a short, short novel.=D
PheonixLight Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the short novel. you should make it it's own deviation. :D
HippieLlama Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should. Maybe I will.:evillaugh:
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