Could you paint me a Birmingham

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It is a life story

Submitted: June 05, 2017

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The date was July 25,2017 the day I died from Leukemia the time I turned 17 in February I was taking chemo but it was not working day by day I got weaker and weaker I lost all of my hair amd lost all of my strength in my body it became so hard to move when it was so easy befor. It was not always like this I use to play soccer I went to school I went to the library and talk on the phone with my best friend but all of that changed . It all started the year of 2015 I was home alone everyone was out for the afternoon. It was a peaceful Saturday I was feeling fine nothing was wrong at least that's what I thought. I went in the kitchen to get a drink. Even though There was only a small window in the kitchen there was so much light flowing in the white counters sparked in the light . It felt so peaceful I pulled a rickety chair out because I could not reach the cups on the top shelf and pushed it up against the counter . I stepped on the chair as it let out a load creek. I heard the front door unlock I paused for a minute and looked in the direction of the front door. " I'm home " my mother said from the front door. She came into the kitchen standing in the entrance. She smiled " you know if you keep using chairs to reach the top of the shelf You will end up falling and hurt yourself" she stated to put away the items she had bought at the market. I grabbed the cup and look back at her she looked like she was talking but I could not hear her. " What did you say I could not hear you" she looked at me and smiled like I was joking and said something but aging I could not hear her. My body felt like stone and all I could see is black I felt my self falling and the cup shattering when it hit the floor and little piece of it biting me. The next time I woke up I was in a white room everything was white the walls the window the blinds the bed it was suffocating. I could hear people screaming "what do you mean nothing's wrong with her are you telling me she fainted just for the fun of it" " she probably just had a heat stroke it has been hot out lately. She is able to leave when she is ready make sure she drinks a lot of water and stays out of the heat for awhile." It went silent then my mom walked in. She looked at me forcing a smile upon her face. " the doctor said he ran some test and everything is fine he just said you had a heat stroke isn't that good news praise God it was nothing serious. He said you can leave whenever you want but I think it is a good idea to stay overnight will that be ok with you." "ya that will be fine but don't you have work in the morning" her smile fell from her face. " do you think you will be alright by yourself" I smiled " ya I will be fine don't worry if I need help I can just call for a doctor." She smiled with relief. She stayed for another hour and went home. When she left the room became so empty and filled with loneliness deep down I knew there was something wrong but I ignored it. When they turned the lights out and left the door opened a crack you could hear their cries for help and the pain filled screams of the people in the surrounding rooms the screams echoed in my heart there was nothing I could do. I bowed my head and prayed if it is just this much I can do. " dear god please help me and the people in this hospital I don't know if all of them know you yet but you know them and what they're going through please help there suffering to stop and give them peace and rest in Jesus name amen." I layed down and closed my eyes. Morning slowly creeped upon me. A young nurse came into my room bringing me breakfast " here you go young lady two piece of toast and a eye I hope it's to your liking." Here phone rang and a soothing song it was. " oh my I'm so sorry I have to answer this I'm sorry please excuse me for one moment" she stepped out in the hallway for a moment then returned. " I am so sorry my son has been sick lately and he is at home with my husband." I smiled "it's ok don't worry I don't mind but if you don't mind me asking what is that song that is set as you ringtone." She smiled "oh this song it is called "Could you paint me a Birmingham" it is a really good song it is one of my favorite it original came out in 2004 even though it's a little old it is still a great song to listen to. Well I gotta go bye" she smiled and left. The afternoon soon rolled around and my mom came by and picked me up and took me home. " ok I have to go back to work turn on the AC and make sure you drink lots of water" " ok I will see you later." I walked into the house it was so dark and empty no one was home me and my mom were the only ones living here my father my brothers and sister past away in a car accident a couple of years ago and since then nothing has been the same. Months past and my health condition was not any better it has only gotten worse I keep on have fainting spells and it's been harder to sleep. But it will be ok I hope. I have been missing school a lot lately it's hard to keep up my grades.But this week end i got to go to winter camp. Camp ended and i did not get sick or faint at all and I got in contact with an old friend. We started texted. Then it came a common thing were we talked everyday. My health became one of the things I had forgotten and my only thing I put attention in was talking to my friend he made me forget every bad thing in my life and shown me all the beauty he showed me there is beauty in everything. Every night before we hung up for the night he would sing to me to help me sleep he would always sing the same soothing song Could you paint me a Birmingham

I was so happy but what I did not know was my happiness will soon crumble. July 20, 2017 I collapsed aging and went to the hospital. The doctor came in the room bearing the worst news I could possibly here. " I'm really sorry to tell you this but in the test we had you take we found Leukemia in your body I am sorry you only have a few more weeks to live I am so sorry." The doctor walked out my mom fell to the floor crying. " dear god you can not take her with you to don't take her I'm begging you." My mom cried for hours the next morning I woke up all my hair had fallen out. I heard my phone ring it was my best friend he texted good morning I hope you had a good night. I responded like I always did and said ya I had a great night how about you. And are conversation went as usual. The next few days hit me so hard it was so hard to move and eat I had became so weak then finally I had to tell my friend what was going on. All he said was just hang on a little longer. I did not understand it at the moment what he was talking about but when I heard heavy breathing and shoes slapping on the floor I understand what he meant. He stood at the door he looked at me and sat in a chair right beside me. "Thank you for coming" he smiled " I would not miss it for the world." He brushed away the tears. In my eyes " don't cry it doesn't suit you smile like you always do can you do that for me." I smiled with all my strength. " hey I got a plan how about I sing to you." I looked at him " but I don't want to go to sleep yet" he gave me a painful smile " ya but God is waiting for you so just let me do this one last time for you." I held his hand and nodes my head he sang the same old song that he always did but his voice was so shaken. At the end of the song he would whisper are you still awake and he would wait 10 seconds he did the same as always he leant over to my ear and whispered "Allysen are you still awake" in his hand he counted slowly to 10 there was no answer. He said with tears running down his face " God please take care of her we both know she is a good girl i really loved her thank you for leting me meet her she was my everthing she done so much for me please take care of here" he kissed my head i never got the chance to tell him i loved him but i think he knew and with that I had left this world people called earth and the person I had loved and went with God to heaven.


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