Chapter 8: Home Sweet Home

Author: Christine Mulvihill
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I’m very excited to get home and especially excited to meet new friends at school. 

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Story
      © 2016 Christine Mulvihill

I remember the day before I was brought into the hospital I was at my old cottage, my favorite place to be as a young carefree little girl. I remember we were at my favorite beach, I was wearing my favorite pink top, that was of course weather inappropriate, but I was a very independent little girl, I had perfect, curly, golden blond hair, but I never let my mom or dad do my hair or dress me. Even in our family photo I woke my big brother and insisted on wearing my christening dress. I was as wild as my hair which I hated being brushed, yet seemed to keep its radiance even in the wind of our common boat rides and open hooded car rides in our old Firebird convertible. I was just an untamable and happy kid.

Alice in Wonderland?

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poem
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill

I walk to school every day
And every day I go the very same way
Today I thought I’d try something new
The grass was so green and the sky so blue. 

So I walked through the trees
so I could smell the sweet breeze
As I got farther in the wood
Things got stranger than they ever could.

A little white rabbit stopped to ask me the date
And cursed as it ran off saying I’m late I’m late
A pink cat that seemed to disappear
Told me that I was ever so near.

On the ground was a deck of cards
The queen surrounded by all her guards
“Time” A mad hatter asked
But I was too focused on my task.

In the distance I heard a beeping sound
But saw nothing when I turned around
I felt someone poking me in the head
And awoke to realize I was still in bed.

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Other poems of interest for Home Sweet Home:

I Am a Rainbow          Enter the Realm

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