A Glimpse of Hope
Beep. Beep. Beep. The heart rate monitor rings
Tick. Tick. Tick. The clock chimes with endless cruelty
Thump. Thump. Thump. The doctor's footsteps haunt the halls
Beep. Beep.... Silence. Another child taken by cancer.
Our world is vast
Seven billion who need a call
A career to last
Saving a life can cure them all
The Four Diamonds we hold near and dear
Wisdom, Courage, Strength, and Honesty.
We search and search for a cure
But who is there to hear?
Families suffer with debt and death
Children lose their hair and muscle
But, the Four Diamonds Fund is there
And hope will give them every breath
Beep. Beep. Beep. The heart monitor rings again
Tick. Tick. Tick. The clock sings it's endless song
Thump. Thump. Thump. My footprints echo in the hallway
Monitors, lights, and needles are all she knows
She is only five years old
Her parents hide their sorrow
As their child's skin turns cold
My footprints halt at the door
The air is heavy and feelings are hollow
Saddened looks on the family's faces I can't ignore
The glimpse of hope in the girl's eyes is too much to swallow
It's too much to bare. I can't hold it in
I begin to say, "This will only take a sec."
Her parents look up, heart broken
Happily I say, "The Four Diamonds Fund would like you to have this check."
Laughter and crying fill the room
The girl's parents smile with delight
For now they knoww that her life could resume
And her future would be bright
The girl looks at me once again
For her life would be born anew
She smiles joyfully, feeling that she now can
In her eyes I could see that hope had come through
Beep. Beep.... The girl's monitor is silent
Tick. Tick. Tick. The clock continues to move forward
Thump. Thump. Thump. The little's girls feet dance as she happily walks out of the hospital.
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