Poem: You Lie There

You lie there, beautiful and angelic
An eternal laugh
On your glowing face
Your having a grand old time
Giggling like a sprite

Alien devices monitor you
As you fight for life
Your family worries about you
Tears and cries ring through the night!
You lie there, in blissful ignorance, that you fight for life

Author’s Note: This was a poem written shortly after I learned my niece, who was 3 at the time, was diagnosed with leukemia. It was written in a high school English class and marked the real start of my use of poetry as a way to wrestle with anxiety, depression, and more. 

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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