Red and Pink, a Poem

by Nikki, Age 6
Written, March, 2001

I like red.
I don't like pink.
I have leukemia
And it stinks!

I want hair
that's long -- no curls!
I want to be
like the other girls.

But one day
I will be okay.
I'll have a pony
and feed her hay!

And I will sing
And dance
And play
And no more leukemia

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Joan Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Associate Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468

Last updated: November 14, 2004