He Gives me Stars

by Maple Tree   Feb 14, 2016

I've scraped surfaces
of what needs to be
written, fingernails
bleed a bit more
each day.

It's a heavy burden
to dwell about poems
that scattered within
a fall moon sky.

October fell upon its knees
begging for forgiveness,
the day my love became

Our leaves froze early that year-

To watch the other half of my soul
wither like a a slow, decayed tree,
it's hard for me to forgive Autumn.

I watch him suffer
as my smile begins to fade.

Before Chemo; He reminisces.

He's losing his fire,
the sparkle in his eyes
start to fade.

I no longer see stars
within his soul, because he gives
them away-

He gives them to me
so that I can be strong for both of us....


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  • 3 months ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Heartbreaking, Andrea.

  • 3 years ago

    by Lost star

    there are so many voices to this poem it is both overwhelmingly sad and beautiful at once.

  • 3 years ago

    by Milo

    I am commenting again.

  • 4 years ago

    by Milo

    Oh and when I first read this I was in Hawaii in 2017, and I admit this poem affected me so much I was angry at your poem bc how it invoked such an immediate response from me. As if your words were kicking down my doors to my heart. Thanks again and I'm glad I finally commented.

    • 4 years ago

      by Maple Tree

      Dear Milo,

      I was angry when I wrote this... its a hard pill to swallow, writing down the pain Cancer has caused and for me, not only my husband but my eldest child as well. I am very touched by your comment and I am glad you let me know... hugs you Milo

  • 4 years ago

    by Milo

    Ive read this awhile ago and it seems I need more time to process. But what I can say is that this is an emotional roller coaster bottled up that tears apart my memory of a relative who had cancer and who was dear to me. This poem destroys the walls I've hidden these memories of her so well into pieces and I had dreams upon dreams trying to internally put myself back together again without her since she was gone. This poem is healing and it continues to heal every time I log on this site and read this poem. Thank you.

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