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AN (Sparkly): So this is just a poem I wrote, from Sam's point of view, season 4 spoilers. The idea for the title and last stanze kinda came from the last words of the book The Count of Monte Cristo.

Wait and Hope

by: sparklyshimmer2010

She was taken from you

by her choice.

It hurts incredibly

And you can't save her.

I'm sorry I couldn't say yes.

It's devastating I know

to hold back

when everything inside says to go.

I have my reasons.

You know them

And I know it doesn't help

You still feel like you should be able to do something.

I'm sorry I couldn't say yes.

It's devastating I know

to hold back

when everything inside says to go.

It's funny how your story parallels to mine.

Jack was in stasis.

Ironically it was Dr. Weir

Who said No.

I didn't blame her.

I just did what I could

to get him back

because what would life be without him?

I'm sorry I couldn't say yes.

It's devastating I know

to hold back

when everything inside says to go.

Your lives would be at risk

And because I'm the leader

it tears me apart

to tell you you can't go after the one you love.



I'm sorry I couldn't say yes.

It's devastating I know

to hold back

when everything inside says to go.

But don't let it break you

Hold fast to your rope.

I know you're strong, so

two words: wait and hope.