Sickness Poem

My Grandson

In this Poem, A Grandmother talks about her grandson's fight with Leukemia. This sickness is a warrior, but so is Nicholas. Together, with all his supporters they will beat this disease.

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My grandmother wrote this poem when we found out my little cousin Nicholas had leukemia when he was very little. Nicholas is now 14 years old and thankfully not had any signs of it returning....

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My Hero

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Published: February 2006


I did not find my hero till the sunset of my life.
He did not come on a white horse with armor shining bright.
He simply was born in the wee hours of the morn.
He came to fill my life with a glorious loving light.
He came to fight a villain the naked eye cannot see.
He keeps it all inside him and smiles through all my fears.
He laughs and dances as if he feels no pain.
He does this to protect me;
So my tears will not be falling like warm summer rain.
This is the relationship of a Grandmother and her Grandson.
Everyday we raise our armor to hold back leukemia.
It is a chemical warfare bound with prayers, optimism, and everlasting love.
We will destroy the enemy and claim back our precious gift.
My hero will climb in my arms and I will rock him to sleep.
There is nothing greater than this moment in time.
Thank you, LORD, for this moment is Nicholas's and mine.

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  • by Beckie Sotherden
  • 1 year ago

My grandmother wrote this poem when we found out my little cousin Nicholas had leukemia when he was very little. Nicholas is now 14 years old and thankfully not had any signs of it returning. My grandmother, Bonnie Walden, passed away last October 2015. She was a wonderful and caring woman and hopefully she's sorting things out now with the person in charge and making sure Nick doesn't have any more issues. Thinking of her this Saturday. At almost 2am I decided to look her poems up and found this one. I figured I would give everyone an update of what's happened in the past 10 years.

  • by Annette
  • 1 year ago

Thank you for sharing this story. My grandson, Nathan, who is 6 is currently battling the same illness. Fortunately he is in remission but has several more years to go before we can breathe easier. Your grandmother's poem describes exactly my feelings and thoughts, and so I shared it with my family using Nathan's name in place of Nicholas. I pray that both Nate and Nicholas have a long life cancer free ahead of them. Once again, thank you for sharing. I will keep Nicholas in my prayers.

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