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zjw Poetry is the language of the stars
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This is a poem about the declining health of my grandfather, and the news I heard through my mom. All of these pictures are pictures of him with my grandmother, sister, cousins, moms, and I. Just a quick note, he was not a hippie, that was a costume he used to play a prank on my aunt's boyfriend! He always was a jokester!

Warrior

Thursday, May 14th, 2015,

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says,

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says, a smile on her face,

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says, a smile on her face, but he can't climb stairs

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says, a smile on her face, but he can't climb stairs anymore.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says, a smile on her face, but he can't climb stairs anymore. A soldier can't

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says, a smile on her face, but he can't climb stairs anymore. A soldier can't "Breath underwater through his ears," anymore,

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says, a smile on her face, but he can't climb stairs anymore. A soldier can't "Breath underwater through his ears," anymore, If he can't breath

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, He's on oxygen, she says, a smile on her face, but he can't climb stairs anymore. A soldier can't "Breath underwater through his ears," anymore, If he can't breath above the surface.

I was ten.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016,

Thursday, March 10th, 2016, His lungs are here, she says,

Thursday, March 10th, 2016, His lungs are here, she says, Tears in her eyes,

Thursday, March 10th, 2016, His lungs are here, she says, Tears in her eyes, It's for the best.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016, His lungs are here, she says, Tears in her eyes, It's for the best. He'll get better.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016, His lungs are here, she says, Tears in her eyes, It's for the best. He'll get better. Heroes always do.

I was eleven.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2017,

Thursday, October 23rd, 2017, He's home, she says,

Thursday, October 23rd, 2017, He's home, she says, Her arms shaking, with joy.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2017, He's home, she says, Her arms shaking, with joy. He came back.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2017, He's home, she says, Her arms shaking, with joy. He came back. Because he's our champion.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2017, He's home, she says, Her arms shaking, with joy. He came back. Because he's our champion. He has always been

Thursday, October 23rd, 2017, He's home, she says, Her arms shaking, with joy. He came back. Because he's our champion. He has always been our champion.

I was twelve.

Thursday, January 25th, 2018,

Thursday, January 25th, 2018, He's gone, she says,

Thursday, January 25th, 2018, He's gone, she says, Her eyes closed,

Thursday, January 25th, 2018, He's gone, she says, Her eyes closed, Holding back.

Thursday, January 25th, 2018, He's gone, she says, Her eyes closed, Holding back. A warrior stopped fighting

Thursday, January 25th, 2018, He's gone, she says, Her eyes closed, Holding back. A warrior stopped fighting Is an angel at peace.

My guardian watching over me,

My guardian watching over me, I am thirteen.

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