Cancer's Journey: Poems from Patients and Loved Ones Fighting Cancer
Cancer, the dreaded "C" word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name. Cancer is a disease that can affect many different parts of the body. Some of these diseases are more serious than others. It is not only the disease that is painful but also the many way of treating it. Radiation treatments may kill the cancer but are also dangerous for the body. Chemotherapy comes with many side effects such as hair loss and severe nausea. The many faces of this disease challenge an individual to show their fighting spirit and will to live.
47 Poems about Losing a Loved One to Cancer
Awaiting the news, we feared the worst and hoped for the best.
Life was about to put my family through an unforgettable test
Mom came in, evidence on her face, that daddy wasn't okay
"daddy has cancer" mom cried "we won't see him for a couple of days"Featured Shared Story
I was touched when I read your poem. My husband was diagnosed with cancer a month ago and is about to embark on his treatment. Emotions running high, but my husband is positive, and he has...
When I lay there beside you,
Could you feel me there?
My arms were wrapped around you,
And I was stroking your hair.Featured Shared Story
My mother got cancer when I was 8. She survived and was in remission for a year, but when I was 12 she was diagnosed with cancer again. This time we all knew she would die, when she told us I...
To be brave is to cry
But still to fight on,
And that's what you did,
Our hero, our son.Featured Shared Story
I am so sorry. My great grandma died from cancer and so did my grandma. It must've been so hard for you. I can't imagine what you went through losing your son. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Some weeks ago through medical doubt
I met someone I'd heard lots about
I never thought our paths would cross
Our meeting left me at a loss.Featured Shared Story
I just love this poem. I have lived through so many of these phases, as though I was the one writing it. My name is Sharon Gross. I’m 55, and in 2015 I was diagnosed with Adeno Carcinoma of...
My eyes fill with tears,
And I could hardly see
This cancer is stealing my father
Slowly away from me.Featured Shared Story
This poem touched my heart in so many ways! I'm writing this through tears. On June 23, 2019, I lost my dad to cancer. I had just gotten to meet him. That sounds odd, I know, but I didn't get...
6. To My Mom
In your eyes I see the pain,
Slowly the tears roll down, they won't refrain.
I look down to the floor as if I'm hiding,Featured Shared Story
I am battling brain cancer. Doctors only gave me 2 months to live; that was 5 years ago. I'm now 36 and have 3 kids who need me. Every day gets harder to keep up the fight, but I can't...
One day you showed up,
With no reason why,
You claimed your victims,
You've made grown men cry.Featured Shared Story
Cancer is a life changer and heart breaker. It takes someone close to you and kills them. It has made grown men cry because they are sad that their loved one has died. We all try to fight...
8. Pink Ribbon
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
10. Good Mommy
You can't prepare for this:
the DNR in red letters,
last rites over,
the monitors off,Featured Shared Story
Dear Mary - your poem resonated with my experience of losing my mum (Sept 11) hugely. I'm so sorry we and others have gone through this. I was looking today for something to comfort me as I...
A tall order of contradictions
SpaceFeatured Shared Story
I had a beautiful, loving, great marriage for 26 years to my husband. His name was Rick and he was 58 years old. I lost him to Esophageal and Spinal Cancer 5 years ago. I still feel like it...
13. 5 Years Old
What would you do
in 5 short years?
Would you make them the most
or hide from your fears?Featured Shared Story
I have 2 really good friends who were diagnosed with cancer. It sucks. One girl was only 9 years old and fought. She won, but now has to take therapy.
I thank God for my sister
She's as awesome as can be
No one can replace her
She's in my heart you seeFeatured Shared Story
My sister has a brain tumor. Well actually she has 9, and about 30 on her spine, she has NF2. I don't believe in God though. All I believe is that life is random, cruel and painful.
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."Featured Shared Story
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...
The world keeps moving forward
as time stands still for me,
I am the kid with Cancer,
locked in battle to be free.Featured Shared Story
My grandson, who's not even 3 years old yet, was just diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. We don't know how much time he has. They tell us he doesn't have the mutated gene, which is good,...
17. Life's Lessons
It's not fair, I just can't let go.
I sit here and plead, why must she go?
She is my everything, my mom and my best friend.Featured Shared Story
I am now nearly 16, and I lost my mum to a 3 year battle of Secondary Glioblastoma when I was only 9. She was 39 when she passed. This poem has quickly become more important to me than any of...
19. My Wish
My wish this year
Is for you to remain here
I wouldn't know what to do
If forced to lose youFeatured Shared Story
My son was 9 years old when he was diagnosed with Meduallblastoma stage 4. He went through radiation. At Age 16 1/2 it came back from radiation on his spine glioblastoma (inoperable). Sadly,...
Cancer took my best friend, don't you see?
Time was a ticking bomb thrust in me.
Did black cats traverse my way?
Did bad luck linger over me day to day?Featured Shared Story
I lost my best friend to a brain tumor on the 24th of October 2015, so it's been a year since she's been gone. But, man, it feels like it happened just yesterday, as I still cry to this day...
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