Live For Today

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Brittney loved basketball
Friends and parties too
And when it came to painting
That’s all she wanted to do.

She painted everything she saw
Birds, flowers, the sky
Some days she sat at her window
And painted everything that passed her by.

But lately she’d been feeling woozy
Her muscles ached a lot
And her parents got kind of worried
So they took her to the doc.

The doctor took a couple of tests
To see if everything was okay
Then the nurse came out with a look of sadness
And this is what she had to say:

“I’m sorry but you’ve got leukemia,”
“You’ve got about three months more.”
Then Brittney got up and ran out of the room
And slammed the office door.

She ran down the street screaming
And cried her eyes out dry
And stayed up all night
Wondering what it’s like to die.

Her parents held her tightly
And said, “We love you,”
“We’ll make your last few months the greatest,”
“We’ll do anything for you.”

So Brittney and her parents moved to Florida
To live by the sea
Because Brittney loved the ocean
And when she dies, that’s where she wanted to be.

She spent her days painting
And horseback riding in by the bay
But one day she met this guy
And his name was Jay.

They collected seashells together
And talked about all kinds of things
And then one day while walking
He handed her a ring.

It said, “I love you,”
Which brought tears to Brittney’s eyes
And when he put it on her finger
She began to cry.

“I’ve got leukemia,
And about a month more.”
He said,” No matter what, I love you,”
“And no matter what, you are the one I adore”

So they spent everyday together
And swam in the Atlantic with hardly a brake,
But Brittney was getting weaker
And it was hard for her stay awake.

So one day Brittney painted her picture
And gave it to Jay for him to keep
She said, “I want you to remember me,”
“Even when I go to sleep.”

But one day while they were walking
And searching for seashells in the sand
Brittney collapsed and started to lose her breath
And said to Jay, “Please hold my hand.”

“I love you more than anyone,”
“You are my only true love,”
“But now my time is up,”
“And I’ll watch over you from above.”

Then Brittney’s body was lifeless
As she lay in Jay’s arms
And he sat there all day
And kept her safe from harm.