A Poem by Daniel Gardner

I wrote this about my three year old son who has a tumor on his brain. He goes into surgery to remove it in the morning.


Here I sit brokenhearted

Praying that my son
Does not become one of the departed

I will never forget how it all started
Three years ago
He began capturing hearts

Through birth pains he came in
Unknown to us his brain altered its image
But hid its true intentions

Now he is asleep
Deep in a dream
Of Thomas the choo choo train and chocolate ice cream

I fear the worst
But pray for the best
This is truly my greatest test

He is my first born
Him I truly adore
So I cry on the floor

I must be strong
I must remain calm

His last words before they put him to sleep
Play over and over like a heartbeat
"Daddy you make me feel better."
"Yes my son," as I kiss him on the cheek

© 2010 Daniel Gardner

Author's Note

Daniel Gardner
Please review and rate. I do not care about the grammar one bit. All those who do I will update on his status tomorrow after his surgery. Thank you all in advance for reading.

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I hope your son is OK now.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I hope your little boy is okay. It was an interesting write, and it tells of a parent's unmatched love towards their small child.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is beautiful, I can tell that you love your son more than anything. I will keep you and your little boy in my prayers. God bless you.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This brought me to tears, and I'm a tough person. I'm sorry, and I will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted 13 Years Ago

this was sooo moving - so rich - so deep. thank you for posting this. I will be praying for your son and for your strength. Excellent write. I enjoyed reading this.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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This was very moving... I feel for you and your son, he's lucky to have a dad like you and your lucky to have him. Not the easyest thing to write about, I hope he lives a long time to come. Bless you and your son bud.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is very touching and I hope he made it through okay.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is incredible. The love you have for your son shines so beautifully here. Beautiful work! You, your son and your whole family have my prayers.


Posted 13 Years Ago

This is so sad but a very nice write, even though it's sad it gives hope as well. I love reading your writing. Keep it up! :)

Posted 13 Years Ago

Wow, very sad, hope he's okay. This poem brings alive the love and concern you feel for your son (beautiful.) and a tragic situation. Very well penned.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on April 13, 2010
Last Updated on April 13, 2010


Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner

Monroe, GA

I'm an inspiring writer that has a million and ten thoughts running through his head all day. I joined this site because my wife inspired me to. I was not prepared for the thoughts to jump out so much.. more..


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