The Answerless Question



I had a son, now gone forever
I watched as cancer ate him
Who chooses which child to strike?
He never got to ride a bike
But suffered patiently

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Written on August 24, 2021

Submitted by dlglibra on August 24, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCCD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 139
Words 29
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5

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