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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 first offer my most positive prayer. I know it hurt to even write about such a love that you must have and the poem is honest heart felt and resonants with love.

Posted 9 Years Ago

May You be strengthened during this time.
My prayers are with you.


Posted 9 Years Ago

May all go well. The emotions is all too palpable. I look forward to an update indicating success.

Posted 9 Years Ago

My God! This is so touching. I feel for you, and like everyone else I hope it all turns out okay. So moving... specially Thomas the choo choo train and chocolate ice cream. Stay strong

Posted 9 Years Ago

I would like to know….
About your son….

Posted 9 Years Ago

I'm sorry for your struggles. The last stanza was superb! However you may edit this poem, please retain that stanza. Keep writing!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is so artisticall painful. It may not seem like much coming from a total stranger--but I truly, truly hope everything turned out alright.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Absolutely breathtaking.

Posted 9 Years Ago

beautiful poem, very well expressed.

Posted 9 Years Ago

OH MY! This made my eyes teary and gave me goosebumps. It's hard enough to go through something like this, I can relate very much as so many other people can also. Thanks for sharing this, and you have left it in God's hands- he'll take care of him.

Posted 9 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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