Cancer Poem

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...

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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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The Beast Of Cancer


Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

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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  • Love by Love
  • 5 years ago

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

  • Raven by Raven, Mississippi
  • 8 years ago

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a freshman in high school. She fought and was cleared many times. Then it came back last year. The doctors gave up hope. She was put on hospice but she wasn't giving up. She made trips to Atlanta, Memphis, even Texas to try to find someone who would help her. My mom lost her fight on March 11, 2015 at 3:00 am. She made sure we all knew she loved us. She was the strongest person I've ever met. She is the reason I am who I am . I am 21 now. A college graduate. She got to see me walk across the stage. She got to see her baby do something none of her other children did. I graduated college. I am about to take my certification test to get my licenses to interpret. And I know she would be very proud of me.

  • Christine Kelly by Christine Kelly
  • 14 years ago

Wow this poem is so touching. My granddad is currently suffering prostate and kidney cancer and I don't know if he will make it through but I sure hope he will :) this poem is so inspirable I love it so much :)

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