The day I felt the chill of death…
The day I didn’t know how to pray…
The day I cried my heart out…
The day I grieved for my children..
I longed to be held by him
I longed for a friend’s grip
I longed for a mother’s prayers
I longed for his strength
A parent lost a child
A child lost a parent
We lost our friend
We lost our neighbor
We lost him then her
Devoured our flesh
Nibbled at our hair
Drained our blood
Drained all our strength
We decided to fight
We decided to hold on
We decided to believe
We fell to our knees
Cancer is the reason why!
By Susan McMillan
10 thoughts on “Cancer!”
I simply loved the poem. Cancer: the word itself intimidates. I really pray for those families who have lost their member due this lethal disease. The poem was beautifully composed. And one more thing I’d like is that, after visit hundreds of blogs, I finally got one blog where the form of poetry matches mine. Hence, it made the poem even more interesting for me.
Thank-you Nikesh for you your kind words and for stopping by. I went through cancer 6 years ago myself and since then,more people that I have met along the way have suffered and some even lost battles. Some are still fighting and it hurts me deeply to watch them hurt so much because I know that kind of pain.Thank you again 💞
Oh! Very sad to hear, that you went through this disease too.
Wow! So moving. Shows such strength. I hope you’re doing well now.
Thank-you dear. Yes I am doing well; It is 6 years this month. I am thankful to God for the gift of health and life💞
Thank you for sharing a powerful and beautiful poem. I have traveled that path three times in my life. I fought, I prayed and I believed. I am now 73. I am still here.☺☺☺
I can relate to this post. I can feel it. Very well expressed.
Amen. From being there, I relate to your poem. Beautifully written. I am cancer free since Nov. 2012. Praise Jesus.