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Last Night of Make Believe

By Kelly DuMar

Burke Girls with Debbie

My cousin Debbie had cystic fibrosis and, as was typical of the 1960′s treatments, she slept most nights with an oxygen tent over her bed. My two sisters and I longed for sleepovers with her which were rarely allowed. Every moment we had with Debbie was full of imagination, magic and bliss. When Miranda opened her call for friendship stories, I wrote Last Night of Make Believe and recorded it as a video poem which you can watch here:

Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and author of a non-fiction book for parents, Before You Forget – The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your ChildrenShe facilitates creative writing workshops including When Pictures Speak – Writing Photo Inspired Poetry. You can follow her on Twitter and Tumblr or visit her website to learn more about her poetry, plays and workshops.

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