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Below is the poem entitled Cancer which was written by poet Janette Fisher. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Carnivorous disease
Advances on its
Never erring 
Course of pain
Eating all before it with no
Respite for its host.

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  1. Date: 2/17/2010 8:34:00 AM
    so sad but well put together so sorry you are in our prayers

  1. Date: 2/16/2010 5:04:00 PM
    I don't think there is anyone who has not had a loved one, or does not know of someone suffering from this horrible disease. soup mail. xoxo

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 12:28:00 PM
    Wonderfully written. Thanks for your comment on mine. It was written for my Grandfather in his last days battling cancer. He passed in 2003. It has taken such a toll on our family and many mourned for so long. He was a HUGE Saints fan so he was especially on my mind when the Saints took the Super Bowl yesterday. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 3:49:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your story with us in the blog and also in your recent comment, Janette. You are a strong woman to stand by your husband and ensure he receives the best quality of care at this time. You and he are in my prayers along with John Heck (a shocker yesterday), Danielle White and several other wonderful Soup members who are struggling right now. If you ever want to talk, send me your number and I'll give you a call. It may help. God bless you. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 3:12:00 PM
    Having seen many fine people die from this insidious disease, I should say you hit the nail on the head here, Janette. Cancer is carnivorous, erosive and offers "no respite." God, I hate to think of people as "hosts," but to this disease too many have served as such. Outstanding writing, Janette. (My dear friend "Jeanett" died of cancer in 2003, followed by my friend Chris in 2005 who helped me give the euology at Jeanett's funeral days before learning he had cancer.) Excellent work!

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 1:47:00 PM
    yike a TRUE verse (shiver) HUG HUG HUG! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/21/2010 4:33:00 AM
    A very serious topic that many encounter in their or a family members lifetime. Thats for reminding us that this is happening in our fine country and maybe that through research this illness can be conquered. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 11:24:00 PM
    It s a deadly monster alright. This acrostic expresses that quite well. Thanks for sharing. And thank you for your kind congrats on my featured poem today. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 2:22:00 PM
    That's it alright....I lost a wife to this terrible thing called have defined it well...Marty

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 1:35:00 PM
    EXCELLENT acrostic for this horrible disease! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 1:32:00 PM
    You have captured the meaning in this great Acrostic, Janette! Good write! Thank you for your kind comment today! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 12:47:00 PM
    Thank you for you kind comment today Janette ! And many more fine writes for you,...this Acrostic was very touching. james

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 11:56:00 AM
    Cancer has taken many loved ones from me away. I'll kick it's butt if it happens to come my way (Hopefully). Great Write Janette. Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:45:00 AM
    I hope the respite comes in the form of acceptance and God's grace. Coming from someone who has been dying from disease off and on for over 15 years. Much love and prayers to anyone facing disease themselves or of a loved one. Thanks for sharing. Love, Scarlet

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 9:19:00 AM
    Sadly true... (well written acrostic)

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 8:27:00 AM
    you describe it well, so destructive to the body, physical and emotional scars

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 8:35:00 AM
    if you insert a U, then a small switch, the meaning is CAN CURE... I insist to see it this way, in love for those I know and for those I don't know who struggle with this. Many hugs and and much love to you, for the new year. :) xo . we believe what we believe and the body does too. I believe we beat this one.

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 12:13:00 PM
    Interesting acrostic Janette. A harrowing but cleverly written read. Many thanks for your comments on my work.

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 10:51:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry with us today Janette. May your writing take you to new heights each and every day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 4:24:00 PM
    Good coverage of a difficult subject.