Cancer or the big “C”

When you get the big “C”

need a mastectomy –

people will gape and squirm

worse still, get another dose

lose a kidney – horrifying

some will gasp  How do you cope?

Most at first will seem to care

but really blame you for the scare

you gave them, getting it.

They need you to be managing

to be an inspirational force

so they can be oblivious

of any life-threatening illness

A valued few will help you through

and make your life more bearable.


2 thoughts on “Cancer or the big “C”

  1. Hello Pat, I have just read this poem. It is so powerful and moving. I think poetry comes from a deep part of our being, therefore is able to touch the deep part of the reader to a greater extent than other kinds of writing or the spoken word.

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