Mary Lou put down the phone
Then placed her hand over her heart
In that moment she felt alone
The cancer was breaking her apart
The doctor looked at Mary Lou
He met the courage in her eyes
"You have to do chemo, it's true"
He didn't dare to tell her lies
Mary Lou woke up one morning
Then cried because it just wasn't fair
Her father held her in her mourning
On the floor by the bed was her hair
Mary Lou pinned on a pink ribbon
Then went to take one last test
"It's come back, your death has been given.
You should give out your last request."
"1996-2012" was etched on her grave
After Mary Lou succumbed to the fight
"Don't give up. Be strong. Be brave."
She never lost sight of the light