Cancer Poem

Discovering You Have Cancer

I wrote this poem on behalf of my husband when we discovered he had cancer.

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The Interloper

Ann D. Stevenson © more by Ann D. Stevenson

Published by Family Friend Poems December 7, 2022 with permission of the author.

You came in uninvited
and decided to stay.
I am going to poison you,
make you go away.

I have a lovely family
and a loving wife.
You've upset both my children,
caused a load of strife.

I don't want you in my life.

We'll search you out for certain,
find out where you dwell.
Then we'll try to burn you out,
may you roast in hell.

Vile and evil cancer,
please just go away.
You have become a part of me,
but I don't wish you to stay.

I don't want you in my life.



Ann D. Stevenson only began writing after she retired, when she joined a Writing for Well-Being course. It was during a difficult time, as her husband had recently been diagnosed with cancer. She discovered that she really enjoyed writing, especially poetry. It was a real boost to her morale when Family Friend Poems began publishing her poems....

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