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Wolfgang MAG

March 8, 2010
By coldnightswarmfights SILVER, Dripping Springs, Texas
coldnightswarmfights SILVER, Dripping Springs, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Priest: I don't want to hear it. No more horror stories.
Commoner: They are common stories these days. I even heard that the demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.

My brother is made of paper-mâché bones,
And I wonder quietly if you can sue a disease,
As his heart becomes my metronome and the
Next day I can hear it at school, pacing my
Steps and it follows me every day and it never
Seems to just match my heartbeat because my
Brother's heart is made out of butterflies and
Magic and I wonder what the world will do
Without butterfly hearts and paper-mâché
Bones. His hair is the color of young lovers
Kissing in the snow and poetry in the summer
And his eyes are the cool of old coffee that
Spills onto the frustrated writer's heartache
Poetry and his smile could melts chunks of
Ice off hearts until they are as red as his lips
Again and my brother is the most handsome
Boy I've ever met, even when all of his hair
Falls onto my lap like fresh winter snow except
I've never liked it when winter came early.

The author's comments:
My little brother, Wolfgang, has Osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone. He can't walk anymore and his leg may have to be amputated. He's in constant pain and the doctors are worried that he'll metastasize. He was doing fine until he lost his hair, a real vain point for him. Everyone's giving up on him and he's starting to give up on himself and I just wanted to let him know that I'll never give up on the beautiful creature that is my brother.

It's my biggest dream someday that he'll walk again.

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This article has 4 comments.

.Boo. BRONZE said...
on Mar. 7 2011 at 12:53 pm
.Boo. BRONZE, Humboldt, Iowa
2 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Judge a man not by the answers he knowsbut by the questions he asks.Voltaire
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.WinstonChurchill
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by makin me hate him.BookerWashington

two years ago i had ewings sarcoma in my leg, and i was hospitalized for a year and a half solid. today i only have a minor limp. Tell your brother to never give up hope, and no matter how it seems it WILL be okay.

on May. 3 2010 at 5:39 pm
seven_stones GOLD, Atlantis, Massachusetts
16 articles 0 photos 45 comments
I am so sorry. It is amazing how yu can channel your pain into something so beautiful. I also am in the same town as you, I hope you will check otu some of my work.This was heartbreakign adn beautiful beyond measure.

on Mar. 18 2010 at 12:25 pm
jules16 PLATINUM, Fredericksburg, Virginia
32 articles 5 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
" if your living, but do not act as one should when they are alive, then you are simply dead inside, and filling in empty space. So take risks, be reckless, the world will scorn you anyways so why not it be by your own causing "

this is so amazing. I really love it. I wish your brother the best, this should be published in the magazine

on Mar. 18 2010 at 11:12 am
FlamingTaco1479 SILVER, Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
8 articles 8 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, hold onto them. They're free lemons!"

Absolutely beautiful. I wish you and your family the best<3