Every second that ticks is one less on my timescale,
I know that I'm running out of time.
Every day I wake up I am grateful that this monster let me live
That it gave me a bit more time on this Earth.
Others aren't quite as lucky and their time's end
Before it can even start,
I can hear their families mourning from the opposite side of the world,
And it makes me wonder if there is any hope for a cure...
The doctor told me that I only had a few months left,
I can't imagine what my family will go through when I'm gone
When this monster chooses to take me from them, what happens then?
by Emeka Peters (10)
Royal Russell Junior School - Croydon
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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