Poems from Jay

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Hi, my name is Jamie (or Jay, possibly Biscuit) and I've been a poet/writer since 2010. I started writing as a kind of self-administered therapy for dealing with the effect of my dad's cancer. My dad, James, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when I was 10, in October of my 5th grade year. He fought it bitterly and to the end. He was never one to sit in the corner and be weak, and I am constantly inspired by him. Unfortunately, in October of 2010, 2 1/2 years after he was initially diagnosed, the doctors told us that the cancer was terminal. He passed away on February 2nd, 2010, when I was 12 years old, and he was 49 (that's something I don't think I'll ever 'get over', the fact that he wasn't even 50 when he passed. It wasn't fair, but he accepted that it was his time and he made sure that he had no regrets within his life, which is something I hope we all try to do.) I began writing because of him; I continue writing for him. I love my dad and I will never forget him, and I try my best to remember the happy times instead of the sad ones. I hope you spend as much time with your dad (or anyone in your family!!) as you can, because the truth is that one day they're not going to be there. (insert quote from Dead Poets Society) But seriously, I wouldn't waste the time you have. Even if they're annoying and they drive you NUTS, they're still your family and you gotta love them. Just spend some time with them, make an effort. It just might turn into a memory you carry with you forever. :)
I’m sorry if it’s strange, but I don’t feel right And it’s taken me a while to figure out why. Now it’s hit me, I know why I feel so undone...