Cancer Poem

Words Shared At A Gravesite

I wrote this poem after visiting my friend's mother's grave. She died almost a year ago from cancer. She had a family who loved her and she still had her whole life ahead of her.

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Best Friend's Mother

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Published: September 2016

I sat by your grave today
And just let the world go astray.
I didn't know what to do,
So I sat there and thought of you.

I really wish that you could see,
Just how much you meant to me.
Even though we had to part,
You will always be in my heart.

Your children are growing fast,
Not like they were in the past.
Both so different than last year,
They have changed a lot since you left here.

Before you left you were in some pain.
I know I will see you once again.
We really miss you, we really care,
And we know you are watching us from up there.

It was hard for me to let you die,
I didn't get to say goodbye.

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  • Immy by Immy
  • 2 months ago

I lost my grandad to liver cancer in 2014. He had recently had a bypass, but when things weren't getting better, the news broke to us of his cancer. He never once complained. He always put others before himself, and when I first visited his last resting place, it hit me that this is where we will all go and I felt at one with him.

  • Jeniffer Asessa by Jeniffer Asessa
  • 8 months ago

I lost my superman on the 19th of July 2019 to Prostate Cancer. A man of few words and indescribable dignity. A polite accommodative and non-dismissive person. Dad had an extremely good personality and always dressed smartly. He had a caring heart and avoided hurting the feelings of other people. He was diligent in his work and had an infectious ready smile when things got tough. Beside his cool endearing demeanor, he was no push over. I will always remember dad for his openness, his loyalty, and faithfulness to the important people in his life. Dad was proud to be an engineer and a decorated intelligence officer of his time. Dad relished in good things in life including the word of God, arts and music, travelling and photography, food and wine, and friends and family. Daddy's selfless nature never loved to make enemies. He was never stingy. He taught me the value of generosity. He loved a good joke. Yet his humour was never mean spirited, nor designed to hurt or humiliate. Dad was the best man.

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