Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Published: October 9, 2020

Poems About Fighting Breast Cancer

10 Poems About Fighting Breast Cancer

Millions of women are fighting a battle with breast cancer, and hundreds of thousands more are diagnosed with it every year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to spread awareness and educate people about this disease. During October, women are encouraged to get screened. People also share their stories about how they or their loved ones have been affected by breast cancer. Hearing stories from those who have walked this journey are a reminder that you are not alone. Millions of people have walked it or are currently going through this battle. May we lean on one another during times of need. And may we rally around those whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

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    This is for my cousin Linda Pugliese, for strength and support through her battle with cancer. It also served to put some things in perspective and get me off the pity pot I was on after a split off a 20 plus year marriage.

    A Wing And A Prayer

    • By Michelle Butler
    • Published: July 2013
    Inspirational Poetry For Cancer Patients

    in Courage Poems

    Under the wing of an angel, we feel protected.
    Through prayers to God, we feel connected.

    Peace is said to be offered on the wings of a dove.
    Prayers can bring peace along with hope, faith, and love.

    Wings of a jet plane provide a steady flight.
    I pray you remain steady and strong through this fight.

    Butterflies have wings to fly playfully free,
    And free from this monster is what I pray you'll soon be.

    Birds spread their wings as they may leave their nest.
    We're spreading our prayers that you'll always be blessed.

    Go fight and win this battle you didn't start.
    On the wings of an angel and prayers from my heart.

    Inspirational Poetry For Cancer Patients, A Wing And A Prayer

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    Originally from England, Laura Barnes has lived and worked as a teacher, trainer and life coach across four continents. Laura now lives happily in Gilbert, Arizona, and is the Owner/Founder/Chief Coffee Maker at Your Potential Power, a heart-centered life coaching practice. Laura is also an online instructor at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ. She is currently in training for her June 2012 climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity. Laura would love to hear from you.

    I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

    • By Laura Barnes
    • Published: August 2013
    Poem Of Overcoming

    in Inspirational Poems

    I am not a victim of breast cancer. I am experiencing breast cancer.
    I am not dying. I am living.
    I am not curing. I am healing and restoring.
    I am not fearing. I am loving and trusting.
    I am not fighting. I am ceasing all hostility and conflict.
    I am not weak or diminished. I am strong and whole and complete.
    I am not coping or hoping. I am giving and receiving, creating and conceiving.
    I am not crying. I am laughing until the tears run down my leg.
    My body is not my enemy. My body is my loving friend, my gentle guide.
    My life story is not history. My life story is legendary.
    I am not powerless. I am powerful beyond measure.
    I am not a drop in the ocean. I am the ocean in a drop.
    I am not scattered. I am aligned.
    I am not being destroyed. I am building my sacred stature.
    I am not trapped or caged. I am as free as a feathery fledgling.
    My body is not a muddy puddle of despair. My body is a hallowed temple of spirit.
    I am not filled with shadows. I am filled with illuminating light.
    I am not a passive puppet. I am an active advocate and enthusiastic participant.
    I am not tired and bested. I am tied and invested.
    I am not without a voice or meaning or purpose. I am an angelic messenger.
    I am not discarded. I am needed.
    I am not descending, dragging or faltering. I am consistently inspiring and uplifting.
    I am not dwelling in the reflections of the past or the projections of the future. I am joyfully dancing naked in the unfolding mystery of the present moment.
    I am not alone or abandoned. I am infinitely connected by the soft, silky vibrational threads of love.
    I will not forget. I will remember.
    I will not burn out. I will sparkle forever.

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    I am a two time cancer survivor. I had a wonderful doctor. The first time I had a lumpectomy and radiation. The second time was five years later and I had a mastectomy with radiation and...

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    My sister dealt with breast cancer with the utmost dignity and courage we all admired.

    My Special Sister Vicki

    • By Barbara Looney
    • Published: June 2007
    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    My special sister, I want you to know how much you mean to me.
    My special sister has strength and courage her whole family can see.
    My special sister showed us all how to handle life's blows.
    My special sister took it all in stride, smiled, and said, "That's how it goes."
    My special sister, through all her pain, never once gave up or complained.
    My special sister has dignity, warmth, and inner beauty that can't be explained.
    My special sister, with all she was going through, always thought of others.
    My special sister always took time to give of herself to friends, sisters and brothers.
    My special sister was always there with her kind thoughts, deeds, and caring.
    My special sister is well-known and loved for her capacity for sharing.
    My special sister needs to know how much she means to those who love her, especially me.
    My special sister's strength, courage, and beauty are a shining example for all to see.
    My special sister has carried a heavy burden for quite a long while.
    My special sister would not allow us to share any of her pain but always her smile.
    My special sister is surely a guardian angel sent from above.
    My special sister, these heartfelt words are for you, from all of us who care, with all our love.

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    I cried like a baby while reading this poem. I was the care giver to a very good friend of mine, Peggy Sue Smith. She was given the awful news that she six months without treatment to one...

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    Recently I did Race for Life, I have done it a few times but this year it meant a lot more to me because my Grandma had found a lump and we thought it might be cancer. I wrote this poem the night I found out about it. Fortunately, my Grandma had the lump removed and all is okay now, but it could have been a lot worse.

    Cancer

    • By Jessica Louise Wheeler
    • Published: December 2013
    Inspirational Poem For Fighting Cancer

    in Cancer Poems by Teens

    One day you showed up,
    With no reason why,
    You claimed your victims,
    You've made grown men cry.

    I'm warning you now
    That we're all fighting back,
    One day we will stop
    Your unprovoked attacks.

    You've proven your point.
    You make me sick to the core.
    You've left so many waiting
    Outside of death's door.

    Enough is enough.
    You can't ruin lives forever.
    You've torn apart families
    That were happy together.

    Nobody knows
    Why you're even here.
    You're not wanted, you're hated.
    You take those that are dear.

    There's no explanation,
    But I want an answer.
    I know what you are;
    you're that murderous coward they call cancer.

    You've got nowhere to run
    And nowhere to hide.
    We are coming to get you,
    So say your final goodbyes!

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    Hi, my name is Kevin, and I lost my wife over 6 years ago, and I still miss and think of her every day. She died of breast cancer at the age of 46, leaving behind four children who loved her very much.

    Pink Ribbon

    Poem About Wife Dying From Breast Cancer

    in Wife Death Poems

    They said time would ease the pain.
    Every day I still feel the same.
    I wake every morning reaching for you,
    My pillow soaked with my tears like the morning dew.

    We were so sure this was something we could beat,
    Knowing it would be no small feat.
    The ribbons of pink now mean much more,
    Just never thought this would come knocking on our door.

    We fought for more time together,
    Thinking every day you were getting better.
    Every day, rain or shine, seemed to be lined with gold.
    We still talked of our future plans of growing old.

    We heard of so many that had survived this.
    I still remember our last kiss.
    We thought we could win for sure.
    Now for others I can only hope for a cure.

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    Death Anniversary - I lost my wife to brain cancer on July 16, 2003. We were married for 5 years. We took her to the best hospital in Pakistan, and at third stage we thought we had beaten it...

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    A mother who is suffering with cancer. Dedicated to my loving mother and all her million and one smiles.

    Mother's Smile

    • By Tessa McGregor
    • Published: March 2008
    I Have Breast Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    I remember your brave face through all the pain,
    The day you told us and I tried to remain sane.
    "I have breast cancer," you said as a matter of fact.
    Yet you didn't shed a single tear; you stayed intact.
    Throughout the radiation, chemo, and pill,
    You still smiled and had such a strong will.
    Your attitude is what carried you on.
    Without it, I don't think that you would have lasted as long.
    The cancer ate at you like a starved disease,
    Killing your insides and slowly bringing you to your knees.
    But still through it all you held that smile,
    But sometimes I could see it faltered but only for a while.
    I love you mommy with everything I have to offer and give.
    Maybe one day they can find a cure and help other people
    To still smile and live.

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    Hello, I am going to die from stage 4 breast cancer that has traveled into my lungs. My doctor told me that I had to think on the time that I had left. Was I just slapped, because I thought I...

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    I have a friend whose daughter has to recite a poem, and they wanted it to be on breast cancer awareness. I also have a friend who has fought the battle with breast cancer and has won, with the exception of losing both of her breasts in the process. It is a daily fight that she faces with the hope, love and encouragement of those around her. She is my inspiration for this poem.

    Think Pink!

    • By Ember Griswold
    • Published: October 2015
    Motivating Poem About Breast Cancer Awareness

    in Cancer Poems

    Each month be sure to check your breasts
    To ensure there aren't any unwanted guests.

    Cancer's next victim I will not be.
    Checking yourself is the key.

    Lumps and bumps I hope not to find.
    Terrible tricks cancer plays on the mind.

    A doctor's visit once a year.
    Will help to be sure you're in the clear.

    The battle with cancer many have lost.
    Not checking monthly isn't worth the cost.

    October we celebrate those who fought and won,
    And searching for a cure is never done.

    You could be next if you don't stop and think.
    October...breast cancer awareness...yes...I will think pink!

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    This was written one month after my cousin died of cancer. I hope and pray that someday a cure is found. I do not want to lose anymore loved ones.

    Imagine A World Without Cancer

    • By Michele Rosa
    • Published: May 2011

    in Cancer Poems

    Imagine there's no cancer.
    It's easy if you try.
    No pain or suffering
    Or waiting just to die.

    Imagine all the people
    Living worry free,
    Without that ticking time bomb
    That no one else can see.

    You may say I'm a dreamer,
    But I'm not the only one
    That hopes the world will be cancer-free
    So we can live as one.

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    It would be so easy to just imagine this because so many people die from of cancer. My Meme died because of breast cancer.

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    I have a mother who has fought and won the beast. My oldest sister, Rosie, fought and lost. I wanted to bring this out for others to read. I have been told it is helpful to most. I am hoping this poem will move on, with a smile and a warmth of love. Life is worth living...

    The Beast Of Cancer

    • By Mari Fell
    • Published: October 2008

    in Cancer Poems

    The beast that can hit anyone at anytime and anywhere.

    It can control your mind if you let it.
    It can spread so fast like a beast with hunger.
    It will spare no one with the pain.
    It likes to hit one with so much force that it will knock you right off your feet.

    CANCER is its name and death if you let it is its game.
    There is still hope for one to grow old.
    Just pray for strength to go on.
    There are so many who are rooting for you.
    Be strong and hold on, fight it back, don't let it win the game.
    After all, you are fighting with your life.
    There is so much more to live for.
    It will be worth the fight, you will see.
    The flight has just begun.

    The radiation will be no fun.
    You will lose your hair; no one will care,
    because they know the game that CANCER will play.
    You will be walking in the line all the time.
    Getting sick is the worst of it; there will be days you wish it would just go away.
    Then there will be that one day you wish it would just take you and end the game.
    You feel as if you have no more life to fight.

    Hopefully you will not be alone with this beast or it will devour you whole.
    The deep, black, lonely, darkness, only you can feel within your body.
    Not having the control you're so used to.
    It is one HELL of a game
    the beast of CANCER will play,
    with every part of your body,
    from your head to your toes.

    If you find out you just can't take it no more,
    pick up the phone and call a friend
    or anyone who you know can help you get thought it.
    They can help you feel a bit better to know that you are not alone.
    The battle is yours to fight.
    All others can do is stand by you
    or even hold your hand.
    With their smile and love,
    it can go as far as a mile.

    So hold your head up high
    and tell this beast it will not be able to win this game,
    and fight with everything you can.
    Take your stand.
    There are those who have fought and won
    against the hunger of the beast.
    So please from those who love you,
    don't give up, and fight to live.
    Add your name to the list of those who have fought and won.

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    I have known so many people, but the one that stands out the most is my Meme who battled and lost cancer.

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