Never Shall I Forget: A Poem About My Mother

Never shall I forget that afternoon, the sunny steaming walk after school, not knowing what the mysterious day would lead me to.

Never shall I forget the living room flooded with an ocean of tears and emotions.

Never shall I forget my sister wrapped around my dad like a warm blanket in the winter, and my mother leaning on the stair rails in shock with glossy wet eyes. Never shall I forget the deadly sickness we call cancer clinging to my mother’s precious strong body.

Never shall I forget the mysterious sunny day turned into dark depression.

Never shall I forget my smile.

The smile of nervous shock storming my cloudy mind.

The thought of death.

Never shall I forget my gloomy thoughts, the strength I kept throughout my pain,

the striking pain I kept to myself waiting for the words “your mother is cancer-free.”

Never shall I forget the day my beautiful strong mother killed cancer that was stitched to her body.

Never shall I forget as long as I live.

Never.