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Below is the poem entitled BATTLING BREAST CANCER which was written by poet Curtis Moorman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It all began one Summer day
As a numbness in my breast
At first I thought, it'll go away
My bra is too tight I guess

That evening in the shower
While getting ready for bed
I felt it was my darkest hour
A time that all women dread

The self exam to ease my mind
Caused my heart to suddenly jump
What I had feared that I might find
Was there in a tiny lump

I cried myself to sleep that night
Sleep was fitful at its best
My thoughts were filled with fright
I really got no rest

When morning came, I made the call
The nurse was very kind
She said she didn't mind at all
To give the first appointment she could find

The doctor was sympathetic
His compassion clearly showed
I really was feeling pathetic
I was bearing a heavy load

I was told I had the big C
The fear that I had known
Welled up from deep inside me
I felt so all alone

Through many months of testing
I prayed that he would find
That the mass was not malignant
Lord, please let it be benign

The answer to my prayer came true
The lump was finally gone
I pray this never happens to you
Such fear I've never known

The Great Physician heard my prayer
He can do the same for you
Cast on Him your every care
And He will see you through

	Curtis Moorman
	21 October 2013
	Dedicated to my friend, Paula H.

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  1. Date: 1/9/2015 2:49:00 PM
    A fine tribute, to Gods glory. I hope all is well with you. George & Dee

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Curtis, , lovely impressive win................ SKAT :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Hello PINKTOBER, winning poet --- CURTIS --- Thank you for embracing my contest with your poem. I took my time on this particular contest, many heartfelt poems:-(... If you'd like:) stop by my latest blog "Hold My Pen While I Write." In there you will find my very own PinkTober invitation. Take Care & have yourself an awesome day... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:32:00 PM
    heartfelt poem... Curtis, the subject is not my favorite. I have an aunt who lost the battle to breast cancer. your poem is amazing.... love~ SKAT